WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the White House announced a series of groundbreaking policies with major significance for the communities, landscapes, and wildlife of the Arctic and for the effort to take on climate change.
ANCHORAGE – Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would grant approval for the exports from the proposed Alaska LNG project, a $38.7 billion fossil-fuel infrastructure plan to export liquified natural gas (LNG). It would be capable of exporting 20 million metric tons of gas per year – a quantity that could result in over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution emissions annually.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— We filed an objection in U.S. District Court today over a magistrate’s findings and recommendation that would let stand a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears. The magistrate submitted findings this month on our lawsuit challenging the incidental take regulations for oil and gas activities on Alaska’s North Slope.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) addressing the implications of ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project for America’s Western Arctic.
The Biden administration announced yesterday that it will reverse a Trump administration policy that opened up millions of acres in the Western Arctic for oil drilling.
Groups sued the Biden administration today for issuing a regulation that allows oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears despite the likelihood of causing injury and death.
Today, the Department of the Interior released a notice of intent kicking off a new environmental review of the Trump administration’s leasing program for oil drilling in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The Trump administration will release its draft environmental review tomorrow of a proposal to conduct destructive seismic exploration in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Today, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a proposed authorization that would allow for the harassment of threatened polar bears as part of destructive seismic testing for oil in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Much of the Arctic Refuge is designated as critical habitat for polar bears because mother bears den and nurture their cubs there during the winter.
Today, the Department of the Interior announced that it will hold a lease sale to sell off the delicate coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling on January 6.
Bank of America has reportedly joined its peers and ruled out funding for new drilling in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citi have all announced similar policies this year. Bank of America has faced mounting pressure in recent months from Indigenous communities, environmental advocates, and shareholders to follow suit.
A new shareholder resolution filed by Trillium Asset Management raises concerns about Bank of America’s refusal to rule out financing for new drilling in the Arctic, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.