Today, that work is focused on developing a Regional Mitigation Strategy that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of future oil and gas development in the reserve under the IAP, which allows industry access to 72 percent of the reserve’s economically recoverable oil.
A letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose HR 4899, a bill that would undermine important wildland protections and force drilling in pristine areas of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
The effort is part of a trio of bad drilling bills resurfacing in the House this week, proving that while Congress has its wilderness champions, it also has its share of wilderness foes who just won't quit when it comes to legislation that attacks wildlands
As the Bureau of Land Management closes the public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement for the western Arctic’s National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, The Wilderness Society and its members are urging a management strategy that will protect designated Special Areas withi
It teems with migratory birds, caribou, polar bears, wolves and other wildlife, but is cursed with what may be the ugliest and most ill-fitting name of any wild landscape: the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
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.
Despite its remote position on the northern-most edge of the United States, Alaska’s Western Arctic Reserve is a bustling place where busy populations of migrating birds, waterfowl and other wildlife thrive.It is the kingdom of the King Eiders, a dramatically feathered Arctic duck species that flocks in mass to the area’s wetlands every year to breed. Unfortunately, the oil and gas industry has its sights set on this once well-established empire near the Arctic coast.