Curt Johnson: Arctic anxiety
September 24, 2009
America’s Arctic Ocean is home to abundant life – polar bears, walruses, ice seals, whales, the Inupiat people and much more. It is a treasure that has been part of our national heritage for generations.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has pledged to make wise decisions based on sound scientific principles. Along with hundreds of thousands of Americans, I recently urged Secretary Salazar to reconsider the Bush administration’s foolhardy rush to drill in our only Arctic ecosystems. Secretary Salazar must continue his commitment to wise decisions based on sound science and come up with a rigorous plan for America’s Arctic that will ensure its survival.