NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

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Are you a member of the press, or do you have a media-related question for the League? Below you'll find Alaska in the news, as well as the most recent press releases from the Alaska Wilderness League. Or contact Corey Himrod at 202-544-5205.

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Latest News

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white-dotCourt shuts down Interior’s second illegal land deal with King Cove Corp
Group Statement (6/2/20)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (6/2/20)

yellow-dotEnergy nominee likely to face questions on Yucca
(Roll Call, 5/20/20)

yellow-dotReprehensible: Energy Secretary Comments Compare Banking Decisions to Racial Redlining
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (5/19/20)

orange-dotPublic hearings on Zoom have Native Americans worried they won't be heard on oil projects
(The Washington Post, 5/18/20)

orange-dotDelay sought in plans for NPR-A development
(The Cordova Times, 5/1/20)

blue-dotHow an Iowa sailor and photographer’s mission to both poles launched a life goal: fighting climate change
(Iowa Capital Dispatch, 4/30/20)

orange-dotGroups Condemn BLM’s Decision to Hold Virtual Meetings During Pandemic
Group Statement (4/27/20)

yellow-dotCitigroup joins a growing list of financial institutions shunning Arctic oil development
(Arctic Today, 4/21/20)

white-dotPebble mine opponents lose court case over 2014 EPA report
(Anchorage Daily News, 4/20/20)

yellow-dotCitigroup joins JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Other Major Banks in Shunning Arctic Drilling
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (4/20/20)

yellow-dotEight Hikes to Catch the Northward Migration
(Backpacker Magazine, 4/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump's OPEC gambit exposes folly of Arctic drilling
(The Hill, 4/9/20)

orange-dotIn Alaska’s North, Covid-19 Has Not Stopped the Trump Administration’s Quest to Drill for Oil
(InsideClimate News, 4/8/20)

yellow-dotWhy U.S. Banks Shouldn’t Finance Arctic Refuge Drilling
(PlanetWatch, 4/7/20)

white-dotTrump agencies steadily push rollbacks as pandemic rages
(The Associated Press, 3/24/20)

orange-dotBLM Pushes Forward on Western Arctic Development Plan Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (3/23/20)

green-dotJudge Rules Against Trump's Attempt to Log in America's Largest National Forest
(EcoWatch, 3/13/20)

green-dotTrump Is Thwarted by Court in Bid to Log Biggest National Forest
(Bloomberg Environment, 3/12/20)

green-dotFederal Court Rules Against Massive Old-Growth Rainforest Logging Plan in Alaska
Group Statement (3/12/20)

green-dotInspector General to probe grant funding for Alaska timber group
(E&E Greenwire, 3/11/20)

white-dotInterior files response to lawsuit challenging King Cove road land swap
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 3/9/20)

white-dotFederal judge hears arguments on lawsuit over withdrawn protections for Pebble deposit area
(KTUU, 3/2/20)

yellow-dotInterior: New Arctic Refuge oil assessment won’t be ready for 3 years
(Politico, 3/2/20)

yellow-dotArctic drilling operators can’t accurately pinpoint polar bear dens — which means they can’t avoid destroying them
(The Washington Post, 2/27/20)

yellow-dotInterior Department’s proposed rule modernization values oil and gas industry over polar bears
(MultiBriefs, 2/24/20)

blue-dotGroups to 9th Circuit: Preserve Obama-era protections
(E&E Energywire, 2/18/20)

green-dotBig Alaska timber project could swell under Trump rules
(E&E Greenwire, 2/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump ‘turns back the clock’ by luring drilling companies to pristine lands
(The Guardian, 2/12/20)

orange-dotNinth Circuit Hears Debate Over Oil Drilling in Alaska Reserve
(Courthouse News, 2/7/20)

yellow-dotThese Maps Paint a Dark Future for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge If Trump Has His Way
(Earther, 1/31/20)

blue-dotMcEachin bill would increase transparency, accountability of offshore oil, gas industry
(Augusta Free Press, 1/30/20)

blue-dotBill introduced to report failures of offshore drilling safety systems
(Work Boat, 1/30/20)

white-dotOil companies must explain how their new “Super Pollutant” shipping fuels ever came to market
(Pacific Environment, 1/27/20)

orange-dotThe Fate of 23.8 Million Acres of Arctic Wilderness Is in Jeopardy
(Sierra Magazine, 1/20/20)

orange-dotNuiqsut loses case for stricter oil, gas reviews
(The Arctic Sounder, 1/17/20)

white-dotTrump effort to streamline environmental reviews draws praise, barbs in Alaska
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/9/20)

white-dot3 Arctic Wilderness Areas to Watch as Trump Tries to Expand Oil & Gas Drilling
(InsideClimate News, 1/9/20)

white-dotControversial BLM Chief Pendley’s Tenure Extended Again Without Nomination, Despite Protests
(InsideClimate News, 1/3/20)

yellow-dotThe Fight Over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(Outside Online, 12/23/19)

orange-dotState oil group still weighing options on National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
(Fairbanks News-Miner, 12/16/19)

yellow-dotAppropriations Deal Fails to Hold Trump Administration Accountable for Arctic Leasing Lies
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/16/19)

green-dot400,000-plus Blast Trump Administration Plan for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
Group Statement (12/16/19)

green-dotRoad proposal for Tongass includes another Alaska forest
(Roll Call, 12/16/19)

orange-dotBLM attracts record bids for NPR-A oil leases
(E&E Energywire, 12/12/19)

orange-dotNPR-A Lease Sale Exposes the Insanity of Rushing Sales in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (12/11/19)

orange-dotTrump administration plans massive expansion for Alaska oil drilling
(The Energy Mix, 11/29/19)

yellow-dotThe future of Alaska's oil
(Offshore Technology, 11/26/19)

orange-dotU.S. govt releases draft proposal for expanded Alaska oil development
(Reuters, 11/22/19)

orange-dotUS Agency to Consider Expanded Drilling in Alaska Reserve
(The Associated Press, 11/21/19)

orange-dotInterior Department, Bureau of Land Management announce plan to gut protections in Western Arctic
League Statement (11/21/19)

orange-dotBLM moves to gut protected areas in NPRA and Western Arctic
Group Statement (11/21/19)

green-dotAlaska Natives, Tlingit women to testify before Congress on Roadless Rule
(Juneau Empire, 11/12/19)

yellow-dotTrump’s Reckless Push to Drill in the Arctic Is Meeting Fierce Opposition
(Truthout, 11/1/19)

yellow-dotRep. Huffman, Sen. Markey push for Accountability, Protecting the Arctic and American Taxpayers
Statement (11/1/19)

green-dotGreens worry Trump rule goes beyond Tongass
(E&E Greenwire, 11/1/19)

green-dotTrump's new Tongass rule doesn't mean more logging
(E&E Greenwire, 10/28/19)

 

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