A collection of all current action items.
Check out these current action items. Click on an item to read more about it.
This summer, a group of Alaskans from the central Brooks Range and beyond came together to create the Brooks Range Council (BRC) – an organization intended to halt the state’s plans to build the proposed road to the Ambler Mining District from the Dalton Highway, in the northwest Alaskan arctic. Click to read more!
Fairbanks is located in the interior of Alaska, but what happens in our oceans affects us all. As a gateway to the Arctic, we express solidarity with coastal peoples. On August 4th, we'll gather at the Northern Center (830 College Road) at 11am to share stories about the Arctic Ocean, take the official hands across the sands (backyard) picture, and enjoy a potluck picnic.
Information related to Golden Valley Electric Association's efforts to start the Healy "Clean Coal" Plant and the Northern Center's role.
State of Alaska taking public comments for Preliminary Best Interest Finding on biomass utilization in Tanana Valley State Forest.
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry (DOF), has given formal notice that they have prepared a Preliminary Best Interest Finding on the subject of DOF's intent to negotiate a 25 year contract for biomass utilization in the Tok, Alaska area.
A joint press release from GVEA rate payers and NAEC regarding the GVEA rally May 30, 2012 at the Northern Center
On Wednesday, May 23, the BLM hosted a public hearing on their new plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Conservation advocates turned up and spoke eloquently for Alternative B. Comments for conservation outnumbered development 6:1. There is still time to comment before June 1!
This Wednesday, March 21, from 5-7pm, the legislature is reviewing a the Governor's Capital Budget. This includes $28.5 million for destructive roads to resources. Have a say in how our state spends its money, click here!
On Monday, May 7th, Karen Brewster, Research Associate at UAF Oral History Program, will tell the story of Camp Denali based on her interviews with local conservation hero, Ginny Hill Wood.
The Northern Alaska Environmental Center (NAEC), a nonprofit organization located in Fairbanks, Alaska, seeks an energetic leader and experienced manager with political acumen and broad familiarity with environmental issues. This individual will take a strong organization to the next level of excellence through her/his vision and strategic response to current and emerging issues. TO LEARN MORE CLICK HERE
Tuesday November 15 is the last day to send in comments to the Fish & Wildlife Service on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's management plan or "CCP." Alaskans made history at the public hearings in Anchorage and Fairbanks with a strong majority supporting Wilderness protection for the refuge compared to those who testifying against it or for drilling. Please take action today!
Featuring Karl Kassel presenting about designing a home from the start to be energy efficient and consume as few resources as possible.
Thanks to All who stood up for the living Arctic Ocean at the first Fairbanks hearing in decades held by the offshore drilling agency. There is still time to send in written comments on Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 EIS about risky offshore drilling proposed in this productive sea so vital to whales, walrus, birds, and people!
Despite major, publicized opposition from North Slope Communities and others, the Alaska Legislature authorized $8 million more to complete an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Umiat Road, as requested by Gov. Parnell. The Corps of Engineers moved quickly to begin EIS scoping. You can get involved by providing comments.
Alaska Department of Conservation (ADEC) is revising its fugitive dust law and will be hosting a Fugitive Dust Workshop in Fairbanks on March 31st at the Alpine Lodge from 5:30-7:30PM. This will be Fairbanks’ first big opportunity to comment on fugitive dust as it pertains to coal ash.
The State of Alaska is in the process of considering similar licenses and leases across the state. Now is an important time to give feedback to state agencies as precedent is set for gas and oil development in residential areas and sensitive areas in our state. Stories of “fracking” mishaps in the lower 48 are receiving a lot of media attention in light of increasing evidence of groundwater contamination, air quality deterioration, and impacts to human health. We must encourage Alaska agencies to establish regulations and guidelines that ensure that similar problems won’t be repeated here.
The Stampede area, home to the infamous “Into the Wild” bus, has seen increasing outdoor recreation over the past few decades. As general state land managed by the Division of Mining, Land, and Water, the level of management of this area near Healy has not kept up with the level of use, resulting in problems with unsustainable social trails, litter, human waste, and safety concerns.
Young people have had the opportunity to enjoy guided explorations in the Boreal Forest, Farm Fields, Seasonal Ponds and other wetlands at Creamer’s Field designed especially for them. Through outdoor activities like sensory exploration, discovery hikes, ecology-themed games, songs and creative craft projects, young people learn about the ecosystems of Interior Alaska, the home of most of our participants.
We cannot let a spill like the Gulf Oil Disaster foul the Arctic Ocean next! Please comment by March 31, 2011 to the Interior Department that there should be no new leasing in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas in the new 5-Year OCS Leasing Plan.
A bill calling for incentivized loan programs designed specifically to assist Alaskans’ in the private sector to make efficiency upgrades to their respective business/organization.