Every day, Alaska Wilderness League defends public lands and waters in Alaska from attacks like these:

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with plans to allow drilling in the Arctic Ocean, both by re-doing the just-completed five-year plan for offshore leasing, and before it’s even done, kick-starting the process of new leases in the Beaufort Sea. Speak out here.

The Trump administration has launched a process to hold its first lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, rushing forward with plans for destructive oil and gas drilling while disregarding the biological, cultural and climate impacts on a rapidly warming Arctic. This push is the result of Congress passing a controversial tax bill that allows drilling in the Arctic Refuge, sacred lands of the Gwich’in people and vital habitat for caribou, denning polar bears and millions of migratory birds.

The Tongass National Forest, America’s largest national forest, continues to be threatened by new congressional attempts to clear-cut rare and valuable old-growth trees. In a victory for the Tongass, however, Congress introduced an omnibus spending bill free from riders that would have repealed long-standing protections by exempting the Tongass from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule and undoing the transition away from old-growth logging contained in the Tongass Land Management Plan.

Development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has begun and now industry is focusing on protected Special Areas, including opening sensitive wildlife habitat surrounding Teshekpuk Lake.

 

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