Scientists to Obama: Halt Oil Work in Arctic
"The Arctic Ocean is our last opportunity to prevent damage to a pristine environment that will be a legacy to our children," said Henry Huntington, science director for the Pew Environment Group's Arctic program. "We must stop and do the thorough research that is needed to protect this special place that is already stressed by climate change."
The group is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to reconsider an oil and gas leasing plan that opens up most of the Arctic Ocean to oil development. They say that plan was made without ample environmental effect analysis and consultation.