Today is a good day for the environment!
President Obama officially designated Bristol Bay (off the southeast coast of Alaska) as a protected wildlife area, which means that it is now unable to be used as a site for oil and gas development! That’s 32.5 million acres of pristine wildlife safe from fracking and drilling!
Bristol Bay is home to a number of important and endangered species, including seals, sea otters, walruses, Stellar’s eider, the endangered North Pacific right whale, killer whales, and beluga whales.
Watch President Obama's speech (below) about the decision to protect this amazing haven for wildlife!