President Obama and Secretary Salazar: Quyanaq (Thank You) for Suspending Exploratory Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

Publication: Washington Post


06/08/2010 - As Alaska Natives and organizations who fight for Alaska’s natural heritage, we deeply appreciate your decision to suspend exploratory oil drilling this summer in the dangerous and environmentally sensitive waters of the Arctic Ocean. As the disastrous spill in the Gulf of Mexico has illustrated, terrible things can happen when the race for more oil runs ahead of technological capacity, careful planning and available spill-response infrastructure. And it’s clear that oil cleanup would be extremely difficult in the remote and frigid Arctic.

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