Sure enough, the federal government today nixed oil and gas lease sales in Bristol Bay, at least for the next seven years.
Here's a memorandum from the man himself, President Obama, withdrawing the bay from leasing.
"Bristol Bay is a national treasure that we must protect for future generations," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.
For the national picture on the government's offshore oil and gas leasing plans, check out this press release.
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