Posts Tagged ‘National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’

In Alaska’s Western Arctic, Big Things Can Have Small Beginnings

Unmatched for its extraordinary ecological values and subsistence resources, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is rich in wilderness and wildlife. But development in the Reserve begins next winter, as ConocoPhillips seeks to exploit this pristine place in the name of oil profits. A new piece from Politico investigates how we reached this new reality.

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Richard Kahn: Into The North (2015)

(The following blog was written by Richard Kahn, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. Kahn has spent the last sixteen summers paddling wilderness rivers in the Brooks Mountain Range and North Slope of northwestern Alaska. He has traveled extensively in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, spending more than 300 days on the Colville River and its tributaries.)

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Reflecting On A May That Went To The Birds

In like a lamb, out like a migratory bird. That’s how the saying goes, right? Maybe not, but that doesn’t change that May was an amazing time to celebrate something phenomenal about Alaska – the fact that it is home to a dizzying array of migratory birds, especially in northwest Alaska, home to the National…

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Greater Mooses Tooth Development Set To Proceed In Western Arctic

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…

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In The Western Arctic, Big Things Have Small Beginnings

Above the Arctic Circle lies America’s Arctic – home to places that, by now, are surely quite familiar to a great many of us. For example, America’s Arctic Ocean – the Beaufort and Chukchi seas – provides habitat for countless species of wildlife, is central to life in coastal communities, and plays an important role…

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