Alaska Wilderness League staff and supporters live in every corner of this country. Whenever concerned citizens voice their passion for Alaska’s wilderness in the media, we catalog it. Below you'll find Alaska in the news, as well as the most recent press releases from the League.

Are you a member of the press, or do you have a media-related question for the League? Contact Corey Himrod at 202-544-5205.

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yellow-dotTrump administration issues illegal oil and gas leases in the Arctic
(Environment Journal, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump admin finalizes ANWR sale, a challenge for Biden
(E&E News, 1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration issues most leases sold for ANWR oil and gas development
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration issues last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases
(Reuters, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Issues Leases In Alaska's Arctic Refuge
(The Associated Press, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration rushes to wrap Arctic oil leases on last day in office
(The Hill, 1/19/21)

yellow-dotTurns Out That the Oil Industry Wasn’t Interested in the Arctic Refuge After All
(Sierra Magazine, 1/15/21)

green-dotDemocrats renew push to restore Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest
(Alaska Public Media, 1/15/21)

yellow-dotThe first ever US oil lease sale in the Arctic is a huge fail
(Nation of Change, 1/14/21)

green-dotDems revive push to make roadless rule protections law
(E&E News, 1/13/21)

green-dotDemocrats renew push to restore Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest
(Coast Alaska News, 1/12/21)

yellow-dotIn previously protected Alaskan refuge, auctions begin for drilling
(PBS NewsHour, 1/9/21)

yellow-dot'Ho-hum,' Arctic Refuge oil lease sale a failure for Trump administration
(Digital Journal, 1/9/21)

yellow-dotGood News: Trump's ANWR Oil-Lease Sale Was a Failure
(Outside Online, 1/8/21)

yellow-dotTrump auction of oil leases in Arctic refuge attracts barely any bidders
(The Hill, 1/8/21)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Offers Drilling Leases in the Arctic Refuge, but No Major Oil Firms Bid
(Inside Climate News, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotAlaska Arctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale Ends In Flop
(, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration’s sale of Arctic refuge drilling rights labeled an ‘epic failure’
(The Independent, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotOil Companies Aren't Super Interested in Drilling in Alaska's Arctic Refuge After All
(Jezebel, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotOil companies show little interest in Arctic oil rights
(Environment Journal, 1/7/21)

yellow-dotSale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge Fails to Yield a Windfall
(The New York Times, 1/6/21)

orange-dotBLM finalizes revised plan for federal petroleum reserve
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotState tops bids in first ANWR lease sale
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotUS leases long-sought Alaska oil rights in Trump's final days
(Agence France-Presse, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotBiden Must Stop Trump’s Reckless Plunder in Alaska
Susan Eisenhower op-ed (The New York Times, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotTrump administration drilling auction for Arctic refuge attracts little interest
(Reuters, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotUS Holds First Lease Sale For Alaska's Arctic Refuge
(The Associated Press, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotLittle action at Trump auction for Arctic oil rights
(BBC News, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotTrump auction of oil leases in Arctic refuge attracts barely any bidders
(The Guardian, 1/6/21)

yellow-dot'Epic failure': Trump's ANWR sale comes up short
(E&E News, 1/6/21)

yellow-dotArctic Refuge lease sale brings in $14.4 million in bids, mostly from Alaska state-owned corporation
(Anchorage Daily News, 1/6/21)

orange-dotUS expands oil-industry access to Alaska National Petroleum Reserve
(NS Energy, 1/5/21)

yellow-dotTrump auctions Arctic refuge to oil drillers in last strike against US wilderness
(The Guardian, 1/5/21)

orange-dotInterior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling
(The Hill, 1/4/21)

orange-dotTrump admin opens protected Arctic land to development
(E&E News, 1/4/21)

orange-dotInupiat entity, conservationists, challenge NPR-A construction project
(The Cordova Times, 12/31/20)

yellow-dotWe Should Act Now To Protect The American Arctic (Podcast Episode: 82)
( Talks With..., 12/29/20)

orange-dotConservation groups sue to halt winter work at large ConocoPhillips exploration project
(Anchorage Daily News, 12/24/20)

yellow-dotLook forward, Alaska, not back
Andy Moderow op-ed (Anchorage Daily News, 12/23/20)

green-dotLawsuit Aims at Trump’s Repeal of Logging Restriction in Alaska
(Courthouse News Service, 12/23/20)

green-dotLawsuit challenges Trump's lifting of roadless rule in Alaska's Tongass forest
(Reuters, 12/23/20)

green-dotSoutheast Tribes, Conservation Organizations Sue Trump Administration Over Roadless Rule
(KINY Radio Juneau, 12/23/20)

white-dotIt could take years for Biden to restore wildlife protections erased by Trump
(The Washington Post, 12/22/20)

white-dotGroups launch campaign to secure Biden nominees
(E&E, 12/22/20)

green-dotInvestigation blames U.S. Forest Service for giving Alaska grant used for Roadless Rule fight
(Alaska Public Media, 12/21/20)

yellow-dotBLM pushes forward to promote seismic exploration in Arctic coastal plain
(The Cordova Times, 12/19/20)

green-dotUSDA Broke Law With $2 Million Tongass Grant, Watchdog Finds
(Bloomberg, 12/18/20)

yellow-dotAlaska wants to shun banks that don’t fund state oil and gas
(The Associated Press, 12/16/20)

yellow-dotAlaska’s governor wants the state to cut ties with banks who shun Arctic oil drilling
(Arctic Today, 12/15/20)

yellow-dotAmerica's last wilderness is about to go to the highest bidder for oil drilling
Kim Heacox op-ed (The Guardian, 12/15/20)


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