Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 12:15 pm
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge in America.
Spanning more than 19 million acres, it’s an area larger than 10 U.S. states. This vast expanse is home to caribou, fox, bears, and dozens of other species.
Much of that land is also home to the Native Iñupiat, and our people have utilized the resources it has blessed us with for more than 10,000 years. One type of those natural resources lies beneath this great land — oil and gas — and lots of it.