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Court action calls for stop to ConocoPhillips’ harmful Willow construction

We filed a motion in U.S. District Court requesting a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to stop ConocoPhillips from starting harmful winter road construction and gravel mining in the western Arctic because of immediate threats to people and wildlife. It also challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to ensure impacts to polar bears will be mitigated.… Read More

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

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 Brief–December 2019

It’s our birthday on Dec. 16–and this year we get to blow out 45 candles! We may need to invest in some carbon credits! 😉

To celebrate, we’d like to take a deep breath and reflect with
gratitude on all the people who commit to taking care of Alaska, the planet,
and each other. We want to first acknowledge and honor the leaders and elders
who have come before us, guided us, and taught us to think generations ahead.… Read More