The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd and land that the Gwich’in call, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.”
I recently returned from Tsiigehtchic in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where I had the honor of attending the biannual Gwich’in Gathering.
As the final meeting of the Department of the Interior’s rushed scoping process for drilling in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drew to a close last week, the Trump administration made it clear that they will continue to do everything they can to fast track oil and gas lease sales.
This year, Thea Levkovitz and Rand Little will celebrate their 30-year wedding anniversary, a joyous occasion. At the same time, they remain focused on the serious threats facing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a place near and dear to their hearts.