Reaction to Arctic offshore drilling permit issued by Trump administration

Responding to the Trump administration’s decision to issue exploratory oil drilling permits for the Beaufort Sea to Italy-based Eni, the Center for Biological Diversity had this reaction:

“Drilling for oil in the Arctic is an accident waiting to happen. The Trump administration is risking a major oil spill by letting this foreign corporation drill in the unforgiving waters off Alaska. Offshore drilling threatens coastal communities and wildlife and will only push us deeper into the climate crisis,” said Kristen Monsell, oceans legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This is a totally boneheaded decision by a reckless administration.”