America's Arctic

July 2010

NRDC wins court victory in Chukchi Sea

A federal judge sided with NRDC and other environmental groups in a ruling that blocks oil and gas companies from moving ahead with drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea until more studies are done on the impacts and risks of drilling. The Chukchi, also known as one of the two Polar Bear Seas, is home to polar bears, bowhead whales and other Arctic wildlife.