Alaska Wilderness League staff and supporters live in every corner of this country. Whenever concerned citizens voice their passion for Alaska’s wilderness in the media, we catalog it. Below you'll find Alaska in the news, as well as the most recent press releases from the League.

Are you a member of the press, or do you have a media-related question for the League? Contact Corey Himrod at 202-544-5205.

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yellow-dotArctic Refuge oil drilling: delayed or halted?
(EuroNews, 1/29/21)

white-dotBiden suspends new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands, including in Alaska
(Alaska Public Media, 1/28/21)

yellow-dotBiden immediately slams the brakes on oil drilling in Arctic Refuge
(KNBA Anchorage, 1/25/21)

green-dotConservationists welcome Biden’s Roadless Rule review order
(Juneau Empire, 1/22/21)

yellow-dotAlaska exploration hits the skids after Biden moratorium
(Upstream Online, 1/22/21)

green-dotBiden admin to review Tongass roadless-rule decision
(E&E News, 1/22/21)

yellow-dotAndy Moderow discusses President Biden's day one executive orders
(Times Radio, 1/21/21)

yellow-dotPresident Biden addresses Arctic Refuge oil drilling on day one
(BBC Radio, 1/21/21)

yellow-dotGrim Prospects for Drilling on Arctic Leases Despite Trump Push
(Bloomberg, 1/21/21)

yellow-dotBiden Cancels Keystone XL, Halts Drilling in Arctic Refuge on Day One
(Inside Climate News, 1/21/21)

yellow-dotBiden halts oil and gas development in Arctic refuge hours after inauguration
(Arctic Today, 1/21/21)

green-dotAlaska-specific Roadless Rule to be revisited during the Biden administration
(KINY Radio Juneau, 1/21/21)

yellow-dotBiden immediately slams the brakes on oil drilling in Arctic refuge
(Alaska Public Media, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotPresident Biden moves swiftly to dismantle Trump’s oil legacy
(NS Energy Business, 1/20/21)

green-dotSEACC hosting webinar with Alaska Wilderness League lobbyist
(KINY Radio Juneau, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration issues illegal oil and gas leases in the Arctic
(Environment Journal, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump admin finalizes ANWR sale, a challenge for Biden
(E&E News, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration issues most leases sold for ANWR oil and gas development
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration issues last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases
(Reuters, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Issues Leases In Alaska's Arctic Refuge
(The Associated Press, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration rushes to wrap Arctic oil leases on last day in office
(The Hill, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTurns Out That the Oil Industry Wasn’t Interested in the Arctic Refuge After All
(Sierra Magazine, 1/15/21)

green-dotDemocrats renew push to restore Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest
(Alaska Public Media, 1/15/21)

yellow-dotThe first ever US oil lease sale in the Arctic is a huge fail
(Nation of Change, 1/14/21)

green-dotDems revive push to make roadless rule protections law
(E&E News, 1/13/21)

green-dotDemocrats renew push to restore Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest
(Coast Alaska News, 1/12/21)

yellow-dotIn previously protected Alaskan refuge, auctions begin for drilling
(PBS NewsHour, 1/9/21)

yellow-dot'Ho-hum,' Arctic Refuge oil lease sale a failure for Trump administration
(Digital Journal, 1/9/21)

yellow-dotGood News: Trump's ANWR Oil-Lease Sale Was a Failure
(Outside Online, 1/8/21)

yellow-dotTrump auction of oil leases in Arctic refuge attracts barely any bidders
(The Hill, 1/8/21)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Offers Drilling Leases in the Arctic Refuge, but No Major Oil Firms Bid
(Inside Climate News, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotAlaska Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale Ends In Flop
(, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration’s sale of Arctic refuge drilling rights labeled an ‘epic failure’
(The Independent, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotOil Companies Aren't Super Interested in Drilling in Alaska's Arctic Refuge After All
(Jezebel, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotOil companies show little interest in Arctic oil rights
(Environment Journal, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotSale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge Fails to Yield a Windfall
(The New York Times, 1/6/21)

orange-dotBLM finalizes revised plan for federal petroleum reserve
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotState tops bids in first ANWR lease sale
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotUS leases long-sought Alaska oil rights in Trump's final days
(Agence France-Presse, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotBiden Must Stop Trump’s Reckless Plunder in Alaska
Susan Eisenhower op-ed (The New York Times, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration drilling auction for Arctic refuge attracts little interest
(Reuters, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotUS Holds First Lease Sale For Alaska's Arctic Refuge
(The Associated Press, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotLittle action at Trump auction for Arctic oil rights
(BBC News, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotTrump auction of oil leases in Arctic refuge attracts barely any bidders
(The Guardian, 1/6/21)

yellow-dot'Epic failure': Trump's ANWR sale comes up short
(E&E News, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotArctic Refuge lease sale brings in $14.4 million in bids, mostly from Alaska state-owned corporation
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/6/21)

orange-dotUS expands oil-industry access to Alaska National Petroleum Reserve
(NS Energy, 1/5/21)

yellow-dotTrump auctions Arctic refuge to oil drillers in last strike against US wilderness
(The Guardian, 1/5/21)

orange-dotInterior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling
(The Hill, 1/4/21)

orange-dotTrump admin opens protected Arctic land to development
(E&E News, 1/4/21)


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