Press releases

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Nov. 9, 2023: Court ruling allows ConocoPhillips to blast forward with Willow project, despite known harms to communities and climate

Aug. 7, 2023: Gwich’in Steering Committee press statement: Gwich’in Steering Committee wins in court in ruling that rejects AIDEA’s attempt to force an illegal Arctic Refuge drilling program to continue

Aug. 7, 2023: Court upholds Interior’s authority to suspend oil and gas leases in the Arctic Refuge

April 19, 2023: Ninth Circuit Court ruling allows ConocoPhillips to continue gravel mining and road building on Willow oil and gas projects despite lawsuits challenging its approval

April 4, 2023: Groups appeal to U.S. Ninth Circuit Court to stop gravel mining and road building on the ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas project

March 16, 2023: Groups seek preliminary injunction to stop ConocoPhillips’ harmful construction of the Willow oil and gas project

March 14, 2023: Groups take Biden administration to court for breaking multiple laws when approving the new ConocoPhillips Willow project in the western Arctic

March 13, 2023: Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic press statement: Biden administration’s approval of the ConocoPhillips Willow project abandons its climate promises and fails to protect nearby communities

March 13, 2023: Dozens of Alaska and national groups respond to Biden administration’s approval of the Willow project, locking in drilling for decades, driving the climate crisis, and causing harm to Arctic communities

March 6, 2023: Supreme Court declines to hear case that upheld Fish and Wildlife Service authority to prohibit brown bear baiting in the Kenai Refuge

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