This was announced by the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on Wednesday Cancellation of all oil and gas exploration permits in the state of Alaska, which borders the Arctic Sea, due to the climate crisis.
“The cancellation of all oil and gas leases granted under the previous administration in Arctic Haven and the protection of more than 13 million acres in the western Arctic Help protect our arctic lands and wildlifeBiden said in a White House statement.
In this sense, the President assured that it was a measure that made it possible “to honor the culture, history and enduring wisdom of the native Alaskans who have lived in these lands from time immemorial”.
“Alaska is home to many of America’s most stunning natural wonders and culturally significant areas. With the climate crisis warming the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, we have that responsibility to protect this precious region for all ages,” Biden added.
In addition, the President has boasted and proclaimed he is adhering to “the most ambitious climate and conservation program in our country’s history.” Action to combat climate change continues.