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-dotTrump budget continues aggressive Arctic drilling push while keeping public in the dark
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/12/2018)

white-dotTrump Infrastructure Plan Would Gut Environmental Reviews, Rubber Stamp Permits for Corporate Polluters
Group Statement (2/12/2018)

orange-dotTrump’s Arctic Oil, Gas Lease Sale Violated Environmental Rules, Lawsuits Claim
(InsideClimate News, 2/2/2018)

orange-dotTwo lawsuits challenge NPR-A lease sale
(APRN, 2/2/2018)

orange-dotLawsuit filed over Trump administration’s 2017 Western Arctic lease sale
Group Statement (2/2/2018)

yellow-dotTrump: ‘I Never Appreciated ANWR’ Until Oil Industry Friend Called
(EcoWatch, 2/2/2018)

yellow-dotTrump Explains Support for Oil Drilling in Arctic Refuge
(U.S. News & World Report, 2/1/2018)

yellow-dotTrump explains support for oil drilling in Arctic refuge
(Associated Press, 2/1/2018)

yellow-dotTrump ‘really didn’t care’ about ANWR. Then a friend called.
(Alaska Public Radio, 2/1/2018)

yellow-dotTrump confirms Arctic Refuge decision was just politics
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/1/2018)

white-dotEnvironmental coalition sues Interior over King Cove road deal
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/31/2018)

white-dotEnvironmental groups sue Trump administration over road through Alaska wildlife refuge
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/31/2018)

white-dotEnviros sue over King Cove road
(APRN, 1/31/2018)

white-dotLawsuit claims Izembek land exchange violates ANILCA
Group Statement (1/31/2018)

yellow-dotTrump agency finds climate impacts on Arctic wildlife
(Climatewire $, 1/30/2018)

yellow-dotNew Trump administration report highlights need for more info on Arctic Refuge drilling impacts
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/26/2018)

blue-dotPublic meetings on OCS drilling plan postponed due to government shutdown
(KTUU, 1/23/2018)

white-dotSecretary Zinke signs land transfer paving way for King Cove road
(Gray TV/KTUU, 1/22/2018)

yellow-dotAlaska’s Caribou Boomed Last Year and Scientists Aren’t Sure Why
(Earther, 1/16/2018)

yellow-dotDespite congressional approval, oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge is still years away
(USA Today, 1/11/2018)

white-dotMixed outlook on effects of 2018 oil production in Alaska
(Gray TV/KTUU, 1/5/2018)

blue-dotTrump Administration Opens Door To Dramatic Expansion Of Offshore Energy Leases
(NPR, 1/4/2018)

blue-dotTrump’s siege on America’s Arctic continues
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/4/2018)

blue-dotRadical five-year offshore plan will heighten spill risks for U.S. coastal areas
Group Statement (1/4/2018)

white-dot‘Dangerous’ or ‘amazing,’ Trump’s first year was eventful for Alaska
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/1/2018)

yellow-dotThe Fight to Protect the Arctic Refuge Has Just Begun
(Patagonia, 12/27/2017)

yellow-dotAlaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is now up for sale
(The Hill, 12/27/2017)

yellow-dotAlaska oil and natural gas exploration boom in question
(Platts, 12/21/2017)

yellow-dotAlaska leaders claim victory with Refuge drilling provision
(Associated Press, 12/20/2017)

yellow-dotDrilling in Arctic Refuge Gets a Green Light. What’s Next?
(New York Times, 12/20/2017)

yellow-dotWhy Americans will never agree on oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(The Conversation, 12/20/2017)

yellow-dotThe Arctic Refuge fight has just begun
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/20/2017)

yellow-dotThe fight to protect the Arctic Refuge has just begun
Group Statement (12/20/2017)

yellow-dotHere are some environmental and energy items that survived the tax conference
(Washington Post, 12/14/2017)

yellow-dotCongress Conferencing controversial bill this afternoon
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/13/2017)

orange-dotOil Drillers Give Cold Shoulder To Alaska Bidding Round
(, 12/8/2017)

orange-dotU.S. petroleum reserve lease sale in Alaska draws just 7 bids
(Associated Press, 12/6/2017)

orange-dotSmall bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale
(Anchorage Daily News, 12/6/2017)

orange-dotTrump administration continues Arctic Assault with western Arctic lease sale
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (12/6/2017)

yellow-dotRepublicans are counting on a ton of demand to drill in an Alaskan wildlife refuge. They’re deluding themselves.
(Mother Jones, 12/6/2017)


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