Alaskans Welcome Enforcement of Clean Air & Water laws in Prudhoe Bay
The Obama Administration took strong action to enforce the nation’s clean air and clean water laws resulting from BP’s largest crude oil spill in Alaska’s North Slope oil fields.
Alaskans welcome the news that the Obama Administration is taking strong actions to enforce the nation’s clean air and clean water laws in a sharp turnaround from the past administration. The civil action announced by the Justice Department today results from BP’s largest crude oil spill ever in Alaska’s North Slope oil fields comprising over 201,000 gallons. BP’s track record in Alaska is blackened by a decade of spills, leaks, and poor management that reveals a sharp discrepancy between promise and practice. These problems remain today, despite recurring promises of change. Instead of more drilling and spilling, we need to repower America through plans that harness our ingenuity for clean, renewable energy and protect our wild oceans and treasures like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.