Obama's Wildlife Plan Renews Alaska Drilling Debate
President Obama's proposal aims to protect more land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but so far, all that's materialized is a war of words.By Sebastian Martinez | January 26, 2015
12.28 million acres of land are at the heart President Obama's new plan to safeguard the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. (Video via The White House)
"My Department of Interior has put forward a comprehensive plan to make sure that we're protecting the refuge," the president said.
The president is trying to designate the land as wilderness, which would guarantee it the highest level of protection the government can offer.