NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

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Are you a member of the press, or do you have a media-related question for the League? Below you'll find Alaska in the news, as well as the most recent press releases from the Alaska Wilderness League. Or contact Corey Himrod at 202-544-5205.

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Latest News

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white-dot301 groups: Pendley should be rejected by Senate for leading Interior position
Group Statement (8/3/20)

green-dotAlaska Tribes Petition to Preserve Tongass National Forest Roadless Protections
(InsideClimate News, 7/31/20)

yellow-dotRep. Jared Huffman Introduces Polar Bear Cub Survival Act
Group Statement (7/30/20)

yellow-dotClimate Change, Oil Development Threaten Alaska’s Polar Bears
(EcoWatch, 7/26/20)

white-dotHouse Appropriations bill provides protections for Alaska public lands
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (7/24/20)

white-dotGroups call out Army Corps for negligent review of Pebble’s faulty mine proposal
Group Statement (7/24/20)

white-dotThe Trump administration hates the National Environmental Protection Act
(The Hill, 7/18/20)

white-dotTrump NEPA rollback sidelines communities in favor of corporate interests
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (7/15/20)

white-dotHouse Advances Appropriations Bill Protecting Alaska Public Lands and Waters
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (7/10/20)

orange-dotAlaska at center of Trump administration’s drive to drill public lands during pandemic
(ABC News, 7/9/20)

orange-dot9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the offering of NPR-A oil leases was legal
(KTUU, 7/9/20)

yellow-dotPolar Bear Moms Stick to Their Dens Even Faced With Life-Threatening Dangers Like Oil Exploration
(InsideClimate News, 7/7/20)

orange-dotNPR-A land use plan sacrifices wildlife protection for oil
(Anchorage Daily News, 7/6/20)

white-dotSolving the Climate Crisis: A Congressional Roadmap for Ambitious Climate Action
U.S. House Committee on the Climate Crisis; League support statement here (6/30/20)

yellow-dotNew polling shows dramatically low levels of support for drilling in the Arctic Refuge
(Alaska Wilderness League, 6/29/20)

orange-dotAlaska Drilling Plan Envisions Walrus Stampedes, Climate Impacts
(Bloomberg, 6/27/20)

green-dotFederal Judge Sends Logging Project on POW Back to the Drawing Board
(SitNews, 6/26/20)

orange-dotTrump administration continues push to hand Western Arctic over to oil and gas industry
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (6/26/20)

green-dotCourt deals potentially fatal blow to logging plan for tens of thousands of acres of Tongass National Forest
(Alaska Public Media, 6/25/20)

orange-dotTrump administration moves to make millions more acres available for oil and gas leasing in Alaska reserve
(Anchorge Daily News, 6/25/20)

orange-dotBureau of Land Management continues attack on Arctic Alaska
Group Statement (6/25/20)

orange-dotThe Revolution Will Not Be Muted
(Patagonia, 6/16/20)

yellow-dotTroubled Tundra
(Earth Island Journal, 6/15/20)

white-dotMeet the founders of Ben & Jerry's
(Business Insider, 6/14/20)

white-dotKing Cove road loses another round in court
(The Cordova Times, 6/13/20)

white-dotCommentary: Acts of hatred must come to an end
(The Cordova Times, 6/6/20)

white-dotTrump Officials’ Land Swap for Alaska Road Unlawful: Court
(Bloomberg, 6/2/20)

white-dotCourt shuts down Interior’s second illegal land deal with King Cove Corp
Group Statement (6/2/20)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (6/2/20)

white-dotU.S. energy CEOs will get big payouts despite oil meltdown
(The Real News Network, 6/1/20)

yellow-dotEnergy nominee likely to face questions on Yucca
(Roll Call, 5/20/20)

yellow-dotReprehensible: Energy Secretary Comments Compare Banking Decisions to Racial Redlining
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (5/19/20)

orange-dotPublic hearings on Zoom have Native Americans worried they won't be heard on oil projects
(The Washington Post, 5/18/20)

orange-dotDelay sought in plans for NPR-A development
(The Cordova Times, 5/1/20)

blue-dotHow an Iowa sailor and photographer’s mission to both poles launched a life goal: fighting climate change
(Iowa Capital Dispatch, 4/30/20)

orange-dotGroups Condemn BLM’s Decision to Hold Virtual Meetings During Pandemic
Group Statement (4/27/20)

yellow-dotCitigroup joins a growing list of financial institutions shunning Arctic oil development
(Arctic Today, 4/21/20)

white-dotPebble mine opponents lose court case over 2014 EPA report
(Anchorage Daily News, 4/20/20)

yellow-dotCitigroup joins JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Other Major Banks in Shunning Arctic Drilling
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (4/20/20)

yellow-dotEight Hikes to Catch the Northward Migration
(Backpacker Magazine, 4/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump's OPEC gambit exposes folly of Arctic drilling
(The Hill, 4/9/20)

orange-dotIn Alaska’s North, Covid-19 Has Not Stopped the Trump Administration’s Quest to Drill for Oil
(InsideClimate News, 4/8/20)

yellow-dotWhy U.S. Banks Shouldn’t Finance Arctic Refuge Drilling
(PlanetWatch, 4/7/20)

white-dotTrump agencies steadily push rollbacks as pandemic rages
(The Associated Press, 3/24/20)

orange-dotBLM Pushes Forward on Western Arctic Development Plan Despite Coronavirus Pandemic
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (3/23/20)

green-dotJudge Rules Against Trump's Attempt to Log in America's Largest National Forest
(EcoWatch, 3/13/20)

green-dotTrump Is Thwarted by Court in Bid to Log Biggest National Forest
(Bloomberg Environment, 3/12/20)

green-dotFederal Court Rules Against Massive Old-Growth Rainforest Logging Plan in Alaska
Group Statement (3/12/20)

green-dotInspector General to probe grant funding for Alaska timber group
(E&E Greenwire, 3/11/20)

white-dotInterior files response to lawsuit challenging King Cove road land swap
(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 3/9/20)

white-dotFederal judge hears arguments on lawsuit over withdrawn protections for Pebble deposit area
(KTUU, 3/2/20)

yellow-dotInterior: New Arctic Refuge oil assessment won’t be ready for 3 years
(Politico, 3/2/20)

yellow-dotArctic drilling operators can’t accurately pinpoint polar bear dens — which means they can’t avoid destroying them
(The Washington Post, 2/27/20)

yellow-dotInterior Department’s proposed rule modernization values oil and gas industry over polar bears
(MultiBriefs, 2/24/20)

blue-dotGroups to 9th Circuit: Preserve Obama-era protections
(E&E Energywire, 2/18/20)

green-dotBig Alaska timber project could swell under Trump rules
(E&E Greenwire, 2/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump ‘turns back the clock’ by luring drilling companies to pristine lands
(The Guardian, 2/12/20)

orange-dotNinth Circuit Hears Debate Over Oil Drilling in Alaska Reserve
(Courthouse News, 2/7/20)

yellow-dotThese Maps Paint a Dark Future for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge If Trump Has His Way
(Earther, 1/31/20)

blue-dotMcEachin bill would increase transparency, accountability of offshore oil, gas industry
(Augusta Free Press, 1/30/20)

blue-dotBill introduced to report failures of offshore drilling safety systems
(Work Boat, 1/30/20)

 

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