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Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos will offer a sampling of books by contemporary Alaskan writers who venture off the road into a variety of natural environments.
AK—Today the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved Royal Dutch Shell’s largest ever-contemplated exploration plan for the Chukchi Sea—often referred to as Lease Sale 193. The approval of Arctic Ocean drilling comes just days after the U.S. takeover of the Arctic Council, where their top priority is addressing the increasing threats of climate change in the region. This is in direct contrast to the Obama Administration’s commitment to immediate and effective climate action.
The U.S. Department of the Interior confirmed Lease sales in the Chukchi Sea. These lease sales will allow Royal Dutch Shell to reenter the Arctic Ocean for oil and gas development.
Here's our latest Digital Issue of The Northern Line - Winter 2015.
Media Release: New Arctic Ocean drilling requirements required by the Department of the Interior, but not in time to regulate Shells operation in the Chukchi Sea this summer.
"Today's decision by the Bureau of Land Management is disappointing. The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve) is America's largest and most wild parcel of public land--a thriving and fragile ecosystem. This decision threatens the subsistence and cultural value of the Reserve's Special Areas. NPR-A should be protected to the highest extent possible to create a balance between conservation and development."
Last week the federal Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) released its proposed five-year offshore leasing program for 2017-2022 including future leases in the Arctic Ocean.
Northern Alaska Environmental Center media release for the BOEM final EIS regarding Lease Sale 193 which recommends drilling in the Chukchi Sea
The long-awaited Conservation Plan from USFWS has been released for the Arctic Refuge. Here is the Northern Center's Media Release for an Alaskan perspective.
Here is our latest version of The Northern Line - Fall 2014. Please click through to see what we've been working on and see what we have planned for the rest of this year.
Amazon.com has a charitable giving program - Amazon Smile. The Northern Center has signed up and will receive 0.5% of your eligible purchase when you access your account by using the link we provide.
Thank you to all who participated and sponsored the 18th Annual Run for the Refuge / Walk for Wilderness. Special thanks to all the volunteers. The race results are posted here.
Please click through to read the Media Release for our 18th Annual Run for the Refuge. The Run and the Walk for Wilderness will be held Sunday, July 27th at UAF. Image is of Frank Keim - leader of the Walk for Wilderness.
Run for the Refuge/Walk for Wilderness is Sunday, July 27th. 1:00p.m. start at the UAF Ski Hut. Day of Registration begins at noon.
We honor one of the "Grandmothers of Alaska Conservation" in remembrance of Ginny's passing at 95 on March 8, 2013. From the Woodpile~ The Writings of Ginny Hill Wood from The Northern Line (April 1981-Fall 2005) is Now Online!
Ginny Hill Wood passed away on March 8, 2013 at her Fairbanks home. Her vision and perservance is woven into the fabric of our lives, from beloved ski and bike trails, Creamer's Field Refuge to Camp Denali, to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A celebration of life will be held Sunday April 7 at 1 pm at the UAF Wood Center ballroom. Active in the Northern Center from its launch in 1971, she penned her column, From the Woodpile, in our newsletter for 23 years (1982 to 2005) about living sustainably in the north, the latest roads schemes through parks, to the continuing fight to protect wilderness.
Today, Interior Secretary announced strong protections for Teshekpuk Lake, Utukok Uplands and other special areas by adopting the final Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska. Thanks for all your efforts over the past decade getting to this point!
The public hearings were a great success! Of 60 people who testified at 2 recent hearings in Fairbanks, only 3 spoke in favor of opening the White Mountains National Recreation Area to mining. You have until April 11 to send in written comments. Please support Alt. B, the best for conservation and tell BLM what the White Mountains means to you!
- Past News Items
- Here are some news items you may have missed.