WILD ALASKA BLOG

Inaugural Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant

By League Staff | September 30, 2022

We are pleased to share the details about our inaugural Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant as the October 19, 2022 application deadline quickly approaches. Established in memory of our late executive director, Adam Kolton, this Storytelling Grant is a merit-based, unrestricted award of $20,000 to a practicing professional storyteller of exceptional talent and ability who…

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A Titan of the Tax Code, A Lasting Legacy for Wild Alaska

By League Staff | September 7, 2022

The entire Alaska Wilderness League family was saddened to learn of Tom Troyer’s passing in May of 2022. Tom was a founding board member of Alaska Wilderness League nearly 30 years ago alongside Mike Matz, Tim Mahoney and Robert Mrazek, and was a driving force in shaping the direction and focus of the organization.

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Calling President Biden to Fulfill Climate Promises: Are You Hearing This?

By Aileo Weinmann | August 30, 2022

The Biden administration is getting an earful from the public urging it to stop the Willow Master Development Project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve). Alaska Wilderness League staff, supporters and partners have raised their voices throughout the comment period at public hearings, heavily outnumbering pro-oil industry comments at each event.

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Press Release: Corporations Continue to Walk Away from Leases to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

By Peter Winsor | August 22, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 22, 2022Contact:  Aileo Weinmann| 202-538-5038 | aileo@alaskawild.org                           Corporations Continue to Walk Away from Leases to Drill in the Arctic Refuge“Arctic Refuge drilling was never a good idea.” Anchorage, AK – Knik Arm Services has canceled its lease in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, following Regenerate Alaska’s recent lease withdrawal, marking another step…

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Video: Alaska Wilderness League Calls on Biden to Stop Climate Disaster

By Peter Winsor | August 18, 2022

“If you care about climate, then you need to care about Willow,” video call-to-action declares.

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Press Release: Inflation Reduction Act Gives Alaska Cold Shoulder, Notwithstanding Overall Climate Progress

By Peter Winsor | August 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2022Contact:  Aileo Weinmann| 202-538-5038 | aileo@alaskawild.org                           Inflation Reduction Act Gives Alaska Cold Shoulder, Notwithstanding Overall Climate Progress“Despite progress on climate action, Alaska and America’s Arctic was mostly forgotten in this deal.” Washington, D.C. – The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, approved by the House, follows the Senate’s missed opportunity to repeal…

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Press Release: Reconciliation bill offers climate progress, misses opportunity to protect Arctic Refuge

By Peter Winsor | August 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 7, 2022Contact:  Aileo Weinmann| 202-538-5038 | aileo@alaskawild.org                           Reconciliation bill offers climate progress, misses opportunity to protect Arctic Refuge“While we too celebrate a win today for our climate as a whole, we are also doubling down on our efforts to make certain public lands are the focus of future climate progress.” Washington, D.C.…

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Press Release: Reconciliation bill promises climate progress, misses opportunity to protect Arctic Refuge

By Kristen Miller | July 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 28, 2022Contact:  Kristen Miller | Tel: 202-210-8760 | Email: kristen@alaskawild.org Reconciliation bill promises climate progress, misses opportunity to protect Arctic RefugeAlaska Wilderness League exploring every option to repeal failed leasing program in final bill Washington, D.C. – The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, recently announced by Senators Schumer and Manchin, comes as…

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Alaska Wilderness League Supports Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

By Kristen Miller | July 21, 2022

Alaska Wilderness League strongly supports the long overdue nomination of Laura Daniel Davis as Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. 

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Press Release: President Biden’s Climate Action Must Include Alaska

By Kristen Miller | July 20, 2022

President Biden will address how the United States will take urgent action to solve the global climate crisis through executive branch leadership. Positive climate action and approving the Willow drilling project are incompatible.

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