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Activists Travel to Hartford for the Arctic Refuge

On November 10, Alaska Wilderness League supporters joined many of our Arctic National Wildlife Refuge partners at a rally in Hartford, CT calling on Travelers Insurance to adopt a policy against insuring oil projects in the Arctic Refuge.   The well-attended rally included a crowd of more than 50 listening to speakers before walking together over…

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2022 Midterm Election Results and Implications for Wild Alaska

The 2022 Midterms elections were on November 8th, and While votes are still being counted in select races, it presently appears that Republicans will take control the House of Representatives and the Senate will remain in Democratic hands. There was no so-called “red wave” of Republican mid-term victories, and with 55 new members of Congress we have an exciting opportunity to shape Congress’ views on protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Tongass National Forest, and other habitats key to wildlife and a healthy climate. 

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Inaugural Adam Kolton Alaska Storytelling Grant

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

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

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

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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