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.
This piece originally appeared on Our Daily Planet. An oil and gas lease sale is scheduled for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on January 6. (Cover photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)