PRESS RELEASES

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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 or corey@alaskawild.org. Below you'll find our most recent press releases from the Alaska Wilderness League. For more Alaska news coverage, visit here. 

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Latest Releases

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blue-dot Arctic Ocean   Arctic Refuge  orange National Petroleum Reserve-AK  green Alaska National Forests  white-dot Other

 

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)

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)

yellow-dotRep. Jared Huffman Introduces Polar Bear Cub Survival Act
Group Statement (7/30/20)

white-dotHouse Appropriations bill provides protections for Alaska public lands
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (7/24/20)

white-dotGroups call out Army Corps for negligent review of Pebble’s faulty mine proposal
Group Statement (7/24/20)

white-dotTrump NEPA rollback sidelines communities in favor of corporate interests
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (7/15/20)

white-dotHouse Advances Appropriations Bill Protecting Alaska Public Lands and Waters
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (7/10/20)

white-dotSolving the Climate Crisis: A Congressional Roadmap for Ambitious Climate Action
U.S. House Committee on the Climate Crisis; League support statement here (6/30/20)

yellow-dotNew polling shows dramatically low levels of support for drilling in the Arctic Refuge
(Alaska Wilderness League Release, 6/29/20)

orange-dotTrump administration continues push to hand Western Arctic over to oil and gas industry
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (6/26/20)

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

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

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

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

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

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 Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
Group Statement (12/16/19)

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

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

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

green-dotTrump Administration Paves Way for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
Group Statement (10/15/2019)

white-dotNew Coalition to Protect Public Lands from Trump Administration’s Industry Giveaways
Group Statement (10/2/2019)

yellow-dotTrump administration releases rushed environmental review for Arctic Refuge drilling
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (9/12/19)

yellow-dotU.S. House Passes Legislation to Protect Arctic Refuge in Historic Vote
Group Statement (9/12/19)

yellow-dotTrump Admin. Undermines Environmental Review for Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Group Statement (9/12/2019)

yellow-dotSenate Leaders Introduce Arctic Refuge Protection Bill
Group Statement (9/11/2019)

white-dotLawsuit challenges Trump administration’s new land swap deal to bulldoze a road in Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Group Statement (8/7/2019)

yellow-dotLawsuit calls out Interior Department for violating Freedom of Information Act
Group Statement (7/31/2019)

 

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