This map shows the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as the boundaries were in 2001.
Biden Moves to Block Drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Biden administration moved this week to halt oil and gas operations in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 2017, the Trump administration opened around 1.5 million acres in the protected region for exploration. The area has been a political hot button issue for decades. Conservatives have advocated for opening it to more fuel production while conservationists and several liberal politicians aim to protect its resources. See what it has to offer and what's at risk.