Another Bay Is Safe from Corporate Drilling!

    Image via Whitehouse.gov.
    Image via Whitehouse.gov.

    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!

     

    Aside from having a last name that is difficult for telemarketers to correctly pronounce, Jordan Gripenwaldt is a degree-wielding Anthropology major and aspiring novelist who has swapped research paper deadlines for article deadlines. In addition to having a deep and abiding love for musical theatre, 80′s power ballads, social justice, television, and grandpa sweaters, she is also the proud and very excited Executive Editor of Germ Magazine and can be reached at jordan@germmagazine.com

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