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In the 01/09/2020 edition:

3 Arctic Wilderness Areas to Watch as Trump Tries to Expand Oil & Gas Drilling

Once land is leased, it's a complicated process to undo. Environmental groups are fighting to stop lease sales in ecologically sensitive areas before it's too late.

When President Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, his intention was clear: His would be an administration defined in part by a no-holds-barred effort to open lands for oil and gas drilling, and there was no place more appealing than the Alaskan Arctic.

For three years, that effort has been carried out at break-neck speed on three fronts: the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, offshore Arctic waters, and the crown jewel of wilderness lands—the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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