President Obama restricts drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Statement of Environmental Defense Action Fund

December 17, 2014
Keith Gaby,, (202) 572-3336
Sharyn Stein,, (202) 572-3396

“President Obama deserves the thanks of everyone in America for his action to prohibit oil and gas leasing in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Bristol Bay is a special place – a sensitive and precious natural resource that must be preserved for its abundant fishery, its incomparable beauty, and its vast and productive habitat. In protecting the Bay ecosystem from drilling, the President has delivered once again on his promise to protect the special and irreplaceable natural treasures of the American landscape.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, president of Environmental Defense Action Fund