Sen. Begich opposes delays on oil leases.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich today pushed back on his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, calling their appeal to delay Arctic development shortsighted, misinformed and misguided. Begich was talking about the  Democrats request that the government delay oil and gas leasing in the Arctic and order a review of existing operations.
Begich said the Department of the Interior has already conducted a thorough review of Arctic offshore oil and gas operations and regulations earlier this year, and referred to those seeking seeking the delay short–sighted naysayers.