WASHINGTON (USA TODAY) — President Obama plans to ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of Alaska’s wildlife refuge as a protected wilderness area, seeking to block oil and gas production.
Alaska’s Republican lawmakers immediately criticized the plan, saying it would damage their state’s economy.
In a video released by the White House on Sunday, Obama said he wants to “make sure that this amazing wonder is preserved for future generations.”
Obama wants Alaska refuge off-limits to drilling
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:57:15 GMT