Archive for January 2021

A new day in Washington, D.C., a new day for Alaska

Cover photo: Caribou blanket the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Peter Mather) On January 20, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his commitment to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, placing a temporary moratorium on all oil and gas leasing activities on its coastal plain.

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An Arctic Refuge lease sale happened — so what now?

On January 6, as protests in Washington, D.C., morphed into an assault on the U.S. Capitol Building and democracy itself, thousands of miles away officials from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management were opening oil lease bids submitted for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain.

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Great.com talks with… Alaska Wilderness League

The Alaskan wilderness is one of the world’s wildest places. But its pristine nature is threatened by heavy industry. In this episode, Emil Ekvardt of Great.com spoke with Adam Kolton from Alaska Wilderness League about the importance of preserving this natural landscape for Indigenous people and our climate.

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