Tags: arctic | refuge | acres | White House

US Eyes 12 Million Acre Alaskan Arctic 'Wilderness' Area

Friday, 03 Apr 2015 04:27 PM

WASHINGTON — Revised recommendations by the Obama administration call for designating 12.28 million acres (5 million hectares) as wilderness in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the White House said on Friday.

President Barack Obama, in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner released by the White House, said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the recommendation in its revised conservation plan aimed at protecting the state's Arctic refuge.

The service has also finished its environmental impact statement for the area, the letter said.

© 2017 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
US
Revised recommendations by the Obama administration call for designating 12.28 million acres (5 million hectares) as wilderness in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
arctic, refuge, acres, White House
83
2015-27-03
Friday, 03 Apr 2015 04:27 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved