The Trump administration estimated that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling would raise $1.8 billion for the federal Treasury. Our analysis suggests new activity may yield as little as $45 million over the next decade.
Our journalists also reviewed thousands of pages of documents that capture scientists' worries about the speed at which the Trump administration has pushed to open the refuge — and the potential effects of moving so quickly. Read their full report
Any oil company that actually drills in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge will wear it as a very public badge of shame until the day they go bankrupt
Internal documents reveal that the Trump administration pressed scientists for quick results, dismissed bad news and revised a report in its push for oil exploration.
The Trump administration estimated that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling would raise $1.8 billion for the federal Treasury. Our analysis suggests new activity may yield as little as $45 million over the next decade.
The White House said drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would bring nearly two billion dollars to the treasury. NYT analysis suggests it's more like $45 million, with the administration disregarding warnings.
The Trump administration said at first that selling leases to drill in the Arctic would bring in $1.8 billion in federal revenue. But the real number may be as little as $45 million. Here's why.
So and I read a lot of documents and did some math. Here's our latest on the Trump administration and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska
Long-running campaign against drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hasn't ended, even w/ law passed permitting it. Latest, predictable phase in this AM: Now "experts" say the revenue won't be as high as forecast. That raises key question
We have shown that scientists have underestimated threat of #climatechange. Anyone know if there is an enantiomorphic pattern of people exaggerating the benefits of development? via ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦