Alaskan Communities Divided Over Oil Drilling
Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest national wildlife region in the United States. It’s home to a large variety of plants and animals, including the polar bear and the caribou. It’s also home to as much as 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Last year, Congress voted to open the pristine wilderness to oil and gas drilling, an area that has been off-limits over three decades.