As Obama Restricts Arctic Drilling, A Look at the Region's Different Faces: From 'Workable' to 'Extreme'

Note: This is a guest post by Gloria Dickie, one of two master’s students who joined me in Tromsø, Norway to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference last week. She wrote this post before today’s announcement by the White House that it is designating 9.8 million acres in the Arctic waters of  the Beaufort and Chuckchi Seas off Alaska’s coast as off-limits to consideration for future oil and gas leasing. This announcement makes her piece particularly newsworthy today. 

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