(This piece originally appeared in The Hill.) When drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was slipped into last year’s Republican tax bill, Alaska’s senior Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) promised to: “Do it right. We will take care of our lands. We will take care of our wildlife. We will take care of […]
Across Southeast Alaska, the refrain was the same: Let the Tongass be.
On Friday, I will be among the thousands in Washington, D.C., who will line-up and pay tribute to Senator John McCain for his service, sacrifice and conservation leadership.
The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd and land that the Gwich’in call, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.”