Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan to ask the Alaska Legislature for $50 million to look for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is incompatible with the reasons the refuge was established, and would cause significant harm to a vital and irreplaceable American landscape.
The Wilderness Society today applauded the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, under the Chairmanship of Senator Ron Wyden, for reporting from the committee an array of wilderness and public lands protection measures.
The Wilderness Society today applauded the U.S. House for passing the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act. The legislation is expected to be voted on in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee tomorrow.