The Wilderness Society has joined a coalition of Alaska Native and conservation groups in a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s decision to allow Shell to begin offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean next summer.
Shell's ongoing oil spill battle in the North Sea is disturbing, but it is made even more disturbing given that Shell recently received conditional approval to move forward with dangerous drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic waters next summer.
The following statement from The Wilderness Society Alaska Regional Director Nicole Whittington-Evans is in response to the House Natural Resources Committee markup of the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act , commonly called the Sealaska Lands Bill, (H.
A bill from Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.) would force unnecessary and costly development in the Bureau of Land Management’s National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA) for little benefit to the American people.
This year your support helped pull 44,700 acres of western Wyoming’s beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest lands off the oil and gas chopping block, but now we must report to you that our victory is being threatened — and could even be reversed — by the powerful oil and gas i
No matter which way you look at it greater sage-grouse are in trouble. With population declines of over 90% from a century ago, and with remaining habitats under continued pressure from threats such as oil and gas development, the greater sage-grouse is teetering on the brink.
When the Exxon Valdez ran aground twenty years ago, our Alaska Regional Director Eleanor Huffines immediately left her studies at the University of North Carolina and headed to Alaska to help clean beaches and oiled wildlife in Prince William Sound. She returned to Alaska every summer thereafter to help.
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident — which could become the largest ecological disaster in history — a coalition of environmental organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate, urging them to pursue clean energy instead of the destructive and dangerous practices of oil and gas drilling.