Last month, the Department of the Interior announced that it will begin the process to hold its first lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by initiating scoping for an Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed lease sale and opening the
public comment period for a 60 day period. The Administration will not hold any public comment meetings outside of Alaska. As you will recall, this comes just months after oil industry allies in Congress slipped authorization for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
drilling into the GOP tax scam.