Steve January 14, 2021
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By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BYSA 3.0 US.

“The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge faces its biggest threat yet.”

That’s the warning issued by the National Audubon Society on Tuesday — a day before the Trump administration is set to sell oil and gas leasing rights in the refuge’s coastal plain, a biodiversity hotspot of critical importance to the Gwich’in people and dubbed America’s Serengeti.

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