Don't miss this wonderful article, and a chance to see the interactive maps of the single largest parcel of public land in the U S., which contains a world, wild and rich and like no place else. It must not be sacrificed. Trump has declared the nation’s public lands and waters open for business, particularly to oil and gas companies. Mr. Zinke - “drill, baby, drill- sees the western Arctic as an untapped oil drum waiting for a straw. The western Arctic presents us the choice again of who we want to be. Do we possess the generosity of imagination to gently handle a place still mostly untouched and pristine, one almost no one has have ever heard of, and even fewer of us will ever visit? For once, can we restrain ourselves to half?