In January 2015, the Department of the Interior (DOI) released a draft of its Outer Continental Shelf five-year plan; this plan will guide oil and gas development in areas including the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean from 2017-2022. Unfortunately, in this plan DOI included three new lease sales in Alaska, including two […]
With national media attention laser-focused on attempts to stop drilling in the Arctic, one development project in the Western Arctic recently got the green light. In late February, the Greater Mooses Tooth project (GMT1) was approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This project could be the first commercial development within the National Petroleum […]
Once upon a time, there was a plucky school in South Carolina that wondered how its students could help protect the Arctic. The question traveled far and wide, until finally it landed at Alaska Wilderness League…and we had a very enthusiastic answer. By becoming “Arctic Experts”!
On June 16, 2006, the M/V David B left Bellingham, Washington, bound for Juneau on her maiden voyage as a passenger vessel. Eight years earlier, Christine and Jeffrey Smith found the David B tucked behind a breakwater on Lopez Island, in Washington’s San Juan Islands. The tired old wooden boat, built in 1929, was showing her age. But when […]