12 million acres

Shorter GOP: Republicans Despise The Environment

“The Obama administration will propose setting aside more than 12 million acres in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the White House announced Sunday, halting any chance of oil exploration for now in the refuge’s much-fought-over coastal plain and sparking a fierce battle with Republicans, including the new chair of the Senate Energy Committee.”

$2 gas is not enough, Republicans must destroy the environment in the name of capitalism.

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Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

 The U.S. Department of Interior says it’s the first time it’s recommended additional protections and that their new recommendations have the potential to be one of the largest conservation measures “since Congress passed the visionary Wilderness Act over 50 years ago.”