~~September 4, 2015~~
DENALI versus DENIAL
President Obama’s three-day trip to Alaska week will literally change the map of the nation’s 49th state.
Mount McKinley — the 20,237-foot mountain and the tallest in North America — has been renamed Denali, as it was originally known by Alaska Natives before it was renamed to honor President William McKinley.
The mountain, which sits in the 6 million-acre Denali national park, has been known as Denali in Alaska since 1975. Under an order signed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the Denali name will also take effect for all federal usage and, therefore, on all official maps.
The order was signed in October 2015 but the White House asked that it be announced Monday as part of Obama’s trip to Alaska to highlight the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
The White House said the name change “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”
Denali, meaning “the great one” in the Athabaskan language of Alaska natives, was the original name of the mountain.
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~5 things to know about newly renamed Denali~
~Published on Aug 30, 2015~
President Obama officially changed Mount McKinley’s name back to Denali.
Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns
After fielding a question about climate denial, the president took on the controversial question of drilling in the Arctic — something that has been seen as contradictory to his interest in fighting climate change.
President Obama began by pointing out that he has already shut off the most sensitive Arctic areas to drilling, including the Bristol Bay, home to a number of endangered species and 40 percent of America’s wild-caught seafood.
In April, his administration also finalized a proposal to set aside a majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, which prevent drilling across some 12 million acres across northeastern Alaska.
But according to the president, it’s impossible to stop oil exploration in the Arctic completely.
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~Obama Just Approved Offshore Oil Drilling In The Arctic~
~Published on May 12, 2015~
Shell first looked into drilling in the Arctic in 2012 but had to stop because of numerous safety and operational problems. Now they’re back at it, and the Obama administration just approved offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea. Shell is going to start sending exploratory ships, though the company still needs approval from several other federal and state agencies.
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