PRESS RELEASES

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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 or corey@alaskawild.org. Below you'll find our most recent press releases from the Alaska Wilderness League. For more Alaska news coverage, visit here. 

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Latest Releases and Statements

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white-dotInterior Secretarial Orders revoke destructive Trump policies in Alaska and America’s Arctic
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (4/16/21)

white-dot115k+ people submit comments to Interior Department urging reforms to federal oil and gas leasing program
Statement (4/15/21)

blue-dotNinth Circuit Court confirms Obama-era protections for Arctic, Atlantic oceans
Statement (4/13/21)

white-dotConservation groups call on Congress to fund imperiled species
Statement (4/13/21; Group letter here)

white-dotInterior forum on federal fossil fuel program highlights the need for sweeping change
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (3/25/21)

white-dotHaaland confirmation a historic moment for Indigenous peoples
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (3/15/21)

white-dotInterior to review federal fossil fuel program, Trump public land fire sale
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (3/9/21)

yellow-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds renewed U.S.-Canada commitment to protect the Arctic Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/24/21)

yellow-dotIt’s time for Interior Department to put Arctic Refuge seismic on ice
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/22/21)

white-dot51 Leading Environmental and Public Health Organizations call for Robust Investments in Clean Energy Infrastructure
Group Statement (2/22/21)

white-dotNearly 500 groups urge Rep. Haaland be confirmed for Interior Secretary
Group Letter (2/16/21)

orange-dotAppeals Court grants emergency order stopping ConocoPhillips from winter work on Willow project
Group Statement (2/14/21)

yellow-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds bipartisan bills to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (2/4/21; Congressional versions here and here)

blue-dotRep. Huffman to introduce bills to protect Pacific and Arctic oceans from offshore drilling
Statement (1/27/21)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds Biden executive order on climate and science
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/27/21)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds Biden day one executive orders
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/20/21)

yellow-dotTrump issues eleventh-hour oil leases in final act of Arctic Refuge exploitation
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/19/21)

green-dotConservation groups voice strong support for reintroduction of Roadless Area Conservation Act
Group Statement (1/12/21)

yellow-dotSham Arctic Refuge lease sale seeks to liquidate a national treasure
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (1/6/21)

yellow-dotArctic Refuge Oil Lease Sale Compromises Vital Alaska Wilderness
Group Statement (1/6/21)

yellow-dotGroups await their day in court after judge rules against injunction in Arctic Refuge case
Group Statement (1/5/21)

orange-dotTrump administration finalizes plan to turn western Arctic into an oil field
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (1/4/21)

orange-dotNew Trump management plan hands more than 80% of America’s Western Arctic over to oil and gas
Group Statement (1/4/21)

yellow-dot5 million Gen Z youth coordinate civic action on the Arctic Refuge via TikTok
Group Statement (1/4/21)

orange-dotGroups rush to court to stop ConocoPhillips’ Willow project winter road construction and gravel mining
Group Statement (12/23/20)

green-dotLawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Decision to Gut Tongass National Forest Protections
Group Statement (12/23/20)

white-dotBroad Coalition Launches “Confirm Climate” Campaign
Group Statement (12/22/20; Coalition version here)

green-dotUSDA Inspector General report finds Tongass Roadless funds were transferred illegally
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/18/20)

white-dotAlaska Wilderness League applauds selection of Rep. Debra Haaland to be next Interior Secretary
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/17/20)

yellow-dotIndigenous, allied groups go to court to stop issuance of Arctic Refuge leases
Group Statement (12/15/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration assessment of proposed Arctic Refuge seismic exploration recklessly understates impacts
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/15/20)

yellow-dotInterior Department harassment authorization risks the lives of threatened polar bears
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/8/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration to notice Arctic Refuge lease sale one day after its 60th anniversary
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (12/3/20)

white-dotTrump administration denies permit to controversial Pebble Mine proposal in Bristol Bay Watershed
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/25/20)

blue-dotTrump administration seeking last-second rollback of Arctic offshore drilling safety regs
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (11/19/20)

yellow-dotInsurance companies pressured to not support oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement (11/19/20)

orange-dotGroups sue Trump agencies for illegal approval of ConocoPhillips' massive Arctic oil & gas project
Group Statement (11/17/20)

yellow-dotLame-duck Trump makes last-second push to destroy America’s Arctic
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/13/20)

yellow-dotTrump Administration Invites Oil Industry to Desecrate Sacred Arctic Refuge
Group Statement (11/13/20)

white-dotBiden/Harris win with bold conservation and climate vision; pledge to protect Arctic wilderness
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (11/7/20)

green-dotTrump administration to officially roll back roadless protections in Tongass National Forest
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (10/28/20)

orange-dotFast-tracked Willow oil project threatens Alaska’s western Arctic
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (10/27/20)

orange-dotGroups condemn continued attack on Arctic Alaska as BLM releases Record of Decision on Willow Project
Group Statement (10/27/20)

yellow-dotTrump administration pushes last-second oil exploration in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (10/23/20)

green-dotPrince of Wales Island to Remain Protected from Logging
Group Statement (10/21/20)

blue-dotHouse Climate Solutions Bill Would Ban New Arctic Ocean Oil and Gas Leasing
Statement by Leah Donahey, Legislative Director (10/20/20)

white-dotIllegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must be Retracted
Group Statement (10/6/20)

green-dotTrump ready to roll back protections for 9 million acres in America’s largest national forest
Statement by Andy Moderow, Alaska Director (9/24/20)

green-dotU.S. Forest Service Pushes to Gut Protections for America’s Climate Forest
Group Statement (9/24/20)

white-dotThirteen groups sue Interior, NPS for paving way for destructive hunting practices
Group Statement (8/26/20)

orange-dotGroups sue Trump agency for illegal plan to expand leasing, drilling in the NPRA
Group Statement (8/25/20)

yellow-dotNew Poll Shows Sweeping Disapproval of Trump’s Arctic Refuge Sell-off
Alaska Wilderness League Release (8/25/20)

white-dotPebble delay a positive step, but EPA needs to act to protect Bristol Bay
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (8/24/20)

yellow-dotGwich’in and allied groups sue Trump agencies for illegal lease program in Arctic Refuge
Group Statement (8/24/20)

yellow-dotWith Arctic Refuge Leasing Plan, Trump Advances his own Teapot Dome Amid a National Health Crisis
Statement by Adam Kolton, Executive Director (8/17/20)

orange-dotFast-tracked western Arctic oil project continues Trump’s war on Alaska
Statement by Kristen Miller, Conservation Director (8/14/20)

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

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

 

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