WILD ALASKA BLOG

Repealing Arctic Refuge oil program makes fiscal sense

By Kristen Miller | September 23, 2021

The fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been raging for decades, and during that time, Republicans have attempted to use budget reconciliation five times to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling, finally succeeding through the 2017 Tax Act.

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IPCC Report: The climate crisis is here, and humans are a major reason why

By Maddie Halloran | September 7, 2021

On August 6, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment Report, the sixth such report issued since 1988.

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Fighting for what’s sacred in the Arctic Refuge

By Corey Himrod | August 26, 2021

“Caribou is our way of life, just like the buffalo is to the Plains Indians. It’s our song, it’s our dance, it’s our story.” — Neets’aii Gwich’in leader Sarah James.

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The importance of land acknowledgments

By Corey Himrod | August 11, 2021

A land acknowledgment is a formal way to recognize the Indigenous peoples who have come before you, and who were removed — often violently — from their land due to colonization.

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Birds of the Tongass

By Corey Himrod | August 5, 2021

Our feathered friends need a wild, ecologically healthy Tongass. (This post originally appeared on the Environment America blog.)

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It’s Congress’ turn to stop Arctic Refuge oil drilling

By Corey Himrod | July 27, 2021

The time is now for Congress to repeal the 2017 Arctic Refuge oil leasing mandate and open the door once again to permanent protection.

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Operation ROAM heads to the Arctic Refuge

By Monica Scherer | July 17, 2021

This July, Alaska Wilderness League, Love is King and Operation Roam are launching our inaugural expedition. The destination: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tips for taking the road less traveled: Alaska edition

By Corey Himrod | July 11, 2021

When thinking about potential road trips, many of us confine our imaginations to the lower 48 states. But if you’re looking for backwoods travel opportunities, you’ll hit the mother lode if you head north to Alaska.

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Create jobs and solve climate change through nature-based infrastructure

By Corey Himrod | July 6, 2021

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan outlines a strategy for economic recovery that pairs good jobs with a commitment to bold climate action. 

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Rallying for the Arctic Refuge in a digital world

By Corey Himrod | June 25, 2021

On Thursday, June 24, Alaska Wilderness League joined several of our conservation colleagues in hosting the first ever virtual Rally for the Refuge.

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