We stand with the Gwich’in in court to protect sacred lands in the Arctic Refuge

The Gwich’in Steering Committee and allied groups took Interior to court today over a leasing program that would give the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the oil industry. The administration broke the law when trying to hand over sacred and public lands to international oil companies while disrespecting the human rights and lives that rely on this life-nourishing place. … Read More

Alaska News Brief August 2020: The Long term consequences of greed

Like a lot of you, I feel a sense of chaos and overwhelm more than usual these days. The feeling can make it hard to remember everything in the last three years that has challenged our ability as human beings to make the world just and livable for everyone. But it’s important to remember everything–all the pieces, and how they fit together in driving toward long-term outcomes.… Read More

Trump gives Arctic Refuge to Big Oil

The Trump administration adopted a devastating leasing and drilling plan that gives the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the oil industry. We must stop this attack on human rights, public lands, wildlife habitat and the climate crisis. … Read More

We’re taking Trump to court over bogus Ambler decision

We sued the Trump administration to challenge its illegal approval of the proposed Ambler road. The 211-mile state-subsidized industrial gravel road to benefit private mining companies would destroy and pollute Arctic land and water, further degrade permafrost, and harm the health of wildlife and people across a broad range of the southern Brooks Range.… Read More

Alaska News Brief July 2020: Look for the light

I’m packing right now for a trip to McNeil River next week. I need a break from computer screens and nonstop news. Hanging out with bears seems like a good refuge right now. I’m grateful I can do it, and aware that not everyone can. We all have to look for the light where we can, though, and lately I’ve found it in the streets and in courtrooms.… Read More

Pebble in a time of COVID

Greed drives the Pebble project, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that. Pebble’s “business as always” approach to hunkering down includes scrounging for cash, trying to buy local support, and sending out PR this week touting its close and fruitful relationship … Read More

Trump’s plan to wreck the Arctic

Trump agencies have become conveyor belts for moving public lands into industry hands with zero respect for the law, public input, science, climate consequences, Indigenous homelands, or the harm to air, water, land, wildlife and people.… Read More

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