For the indigenous people of the peninsula, it is vital to preserving the deer population living in the planned drilling sites.
Indians, who represent Alaska Native people, plans to take legal action to prevent oil from being extracted in the territory of the National Arctic Reserve announced by the White House. This was reported by the Bloomberg agency on Monday, August 24.
It is noted that the Indian Coordinating Committee intends to sue the District Court in Alaska to get the sale of drilling licenses in the north-east of the state canceled.
According to the plaintiff, U.S. federal agencies have underestimated the consequences of drilling in the reserve, which covers an area of more than 78 thousand square kilometers.
For the Indians, it is vital to preserving the deer population living in the Porquupine River Basin, and the area where the drilling is planned is on the migration path.
вЂњOur way of life, our food security and our existence cannot be negotiated,вЂќ the director of the committee said.