Everyone loves a good yard sale. It’s practically an American tradition to pull your car over on a Sunday afternoon and scour through a stranger’s belongings on a personal scavenger hunt for the best priced item to add to your collection. But has this American tradition gone too far?
The federal government has decided to hold its own sale. Their yard is a chunk of ocean floor in Alaska just smaller than the size of Pennsylvania, and the items for sale are the futures of Arctic animals like polar bears, walruses and whales. That’s right…the federal government is auctioning off 46,000 square miles off Alaska’s coast to petroleum leases starting next month. Gas companies, step right up.