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-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds renewed U.S.-Canada commitment to protect the Arctic Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/24/21)

yellow-dotIt’s time for Interior Department to put Arctic Refuge seismic on ice
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/22/21)

white-dot51 Leading Environmental and Public Health Organizations call for Robust Investments in Clean Energy Infrastructure
Group Statement (2/22/21)

white-dotNearly 500 groups urge Rep. Haaland be confirmed for Interior Secretary
Group Letter (2/16/21)

orange-dotAppeals Court grants emergency order stopping ConocoPhillips from winter work on Willow project
Group Statement (2/14/21)

yellow-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds bipartisan bills to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/4/21; Congressional versions here and here)

blue-dotRep. Huffman to introduce bills to protect Pacific and Arctic oceans from offshore drilling
Statement (1/27/21)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds Biden executive order on climate and science
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/27/21)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds Biden day one executive orders
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump issues eleventh-hour oil leases in final act of Arctic Refuge exploitation
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/19/21)

green-dotConservation groups voice strong support for reintroduction of Roadless Area Conservation Act
Group Statement (1/12/21)

yellow-dotSham Arctic Refuge lease sale seeks to liquidate a national treasure
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/6/21)

yellow-dotArctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale Compromises Vital Alaska Wilderness
Group Statement (1/6/21)

yellow-dotGroups await their day in court after judge rules against injunction in Arctic Refuge case
Group Statement (1/5/21)

orange-dotTrump administration finalizes plan to turn western Arctic into an oil field
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (1/4/21)

orange-dotNew Trump management plan hands more than 80% of America’s Western Arctic over to oil and gas
Group Statement (1/4/21)

yellow-dot5 million Gen Z youth coordinate civic action on the Arctic Refuge via TikTok
Group Statement (1/4/21)

orange-dotGroups rush to court to stop ConocoPhillips’ Willow project winter road construction and gravel mining
Group Statement (12/23/20)

green-dotLawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Decision to Gut Tongass National Forest Protections
Group Statement (12/23/20)

white-dotBroad Coalition Launches “Confirm Climate” Campaign
Group Statement (12/22/20; Coalition version here)

green-dotUSDA Inspector General report finds Tongass Roadless funds were transferred illegally
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/18/20)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds selection of Rep. Debra Haaland to be next Interior Secretary
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/17/20)

yellow-dotIndigenous, allied groups go to court to stop issuance of Arctic Refuge leases
Group Statement (12/15/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration assessment of proposed Arctic Refuge seismic exploration recklessly understates impacts
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/15/20)

yellow-dotInterior Department harassment authorization risks the lives of threatened polar bears
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/8/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration to notice Arctic Refuge lease sale one day after its 60th anniversary
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/3/20)

white-dotTrump administration denies permit to controversial Pebble Mine proposal in Bristol Bay Watershed
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/25/20)

blue-dotTrump administration seeking last-second rollback of Arctic offshore drilling safety regs
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (11/19/20)

yellow-dotInsurance companies pressured to not support oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement (11/19/20)

orange-dotGroups sue Trump agencies for illegal approval of ConocoPhillips' massive Arctic oil & gas project
Group Statement (11/17/20)

yellow-dotLame-duck Trump makes last-second push to destroy America’s Arctic
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Invites Oil Industry to Desecrate Sacred Arctic Refuge
Group Statement (11/13/20)

white-dotBiden/Harris win with bold conservation and climate vision; pledge to protect Arctic wilderness
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/7/20)

green-dotTrump administration to officially roll back roadless protections in Tongass National Forest
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (10/28/20)

orange-dotFast-tracked Willow oil project threatens Alaska’s western Arctic
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (10/27/20)

orange-dotGroups condemn continued attack on Arctic Alaska as BLM releases Record of Decision on Willow Project
Group Statement (10/27/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration pushes last-second oil exploration in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (10/23/20)

green-dotPrince of Wales Island to Remain Protected from Logging
Group Statement (10/21/20)

blue-dotHouse Climate Solutions Bill Would Ban New Arctic Ocean Oil and Gas Leasing
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (10/20/20)

white-dotIllegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must be Retracted
Group Statement (10/6/20)

green-dotTrump ready to roll back protections for 9 million acres in America’s largest national forest
Statement by Andy Moderow, Alaska Director (9/24/20)

green-dotU.S. Forest Service Pushes to Gut Protections for America’s Climate Forest
Group Statement (9/24/20)

white-dotThirteen groups sue Interior, NPS for paving way for destructive hunting practices
Group Statement (8/26/20)

orange-dotGroups sue Trump agency for illegal plan to expand leasing, drilling in the NPRA
Group Statement (8/25/20)

yellow-dotNew Poll Shows Sweeping Disapproval of Trump’s Arctic Refuge Sell-off
Alaska Wilderness League Release (8/25/20)

white-dotPebble delay a positive step, but EPA needs to act to protect Bristol Bay
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (8/24/20)

yellow-dotGwich’in and allied groups sue Trump agencies for illegal lease program in Arctic Refuge
Group Statement (8/24/20)

yellow-dotWith Arctic Refuge Leasing Plan, Trump Advances his own Teapot Dome Amid a National Health Crisis
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (8/17/20)

orange-dotFast-tracked western Arctic oil project continues Trump’s war on Alaska
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (8/14/20)

white-dotLetter: Pendley should be rejected by Senate for leading Interior position
Group Statement (8/3/20)

 

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