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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a national wildlife refuge in northeastern Alaska. It consists of 19,286,722 acres in the Alaska North Slope region. It is the largest national wildlife refuge in the country, slightly larger than the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.
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Oil and Gas
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an oil and gas leasing program for the refuge’s coastal plain.