(Written by David Thoreson. David Thoreson is a professional photographer, Explorers Club Fellow, and the first American sailor in history to sail the infamous Northwest Passage in both directions. This piece has also appeared on AlterNet.) April marked the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy that occurred in the Gulf. We...
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Arctic Advocates Come To Washington


League Staff | April 29, 2016
(This post originally appeared on Huffington Post Green.) It’s that time of year. The cherry blossoms spring to life, there are crowds of school kids on their first trips to Washington, DC, our Metro is full of tourists seeing the monuments or touring the museums - and Alaska Wilderness League...
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Alaskans Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling


Andy Moderow | April 25, 2016
In early April, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held public meetings in communities across Alaska’s North Slope to receive input on its proposed 2017-2022 Five Year Offshore Leasing Program. Read more
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Avoiding Another Exxon Valdez


League Staff | March 30, 2016
(This article originally appeared in The Hill.) Twenty-seven years ago, Exxon Valdez showed the nation in sharp relief what can happen when we allow fossil fuel development in one of the world’s most diverse and remote marine environments. Read more
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