Suppressed Documents Raise New Questions About Arctic Refuge Development, David Bernhardt

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 |

From: Alaska Native News

“Since last summer the Trump administration made clear it had no intention to gather any new data about the Arctic Refuge that could inform its decisions on leasing, despite the release of a USGS report noting several major science gaps. Yesterday’s news of additional Fish and Wildlife Service documents that were ignored during the DEIS process and withheld from FOIA requests (including our own outstanding request) — expert memos covering issues including permafrost, water resources and caribou impacts — is shameful but also completely consistent with this administration’s reckless rush to get leases into the hands of oil companies before the 2020 election."

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