"The Administration's decision to suspend offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean this summer is a welcome and common-sense reprieve for one of our most sensitive ecosystems. Americans should be heartened by the possibility of avoiding future scenes of oiled polar bears to match the heartbreaking images of oiled and dying birds in the gulf.
"The decision is testament to the Administration's pledge to proceed cautiously in sensitive frontier areas. This short-term reprieve must undoubtedly become long term protection"
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