Hot off the press (click to see the CNN story):
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday announced plans for an oil and gas leasing program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, clearing the way for drilling in the remote Alaskan area.
Bernhardt said a future lease of the federally-owned land will make the entire 1.5 million acre Coastal Plain area available.
Bernhardt said the announcement “marks a new chapter in American energy independence” and predicted it could “create thousands of new jobs.”
But nothing can go wrong here, can it?