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12/2/2017

article Alaska senators vote for tax bill, with extras for ANWR, cruise industry, Native corporations
(Washington D.C.) -- Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan both voted for the GOP-sponsored tax reductions that passed the Senate early Saturday — a step that also...
article The GOP Tax Bill Could Forever Alter Alaska’s Indigenous Tribes
(Alaska) -- When Bernadette Demientieff was in high school, she gave up her heritage. Demientieff is a member of the Gwich’in, an indigenous tribe of roughly 9,000...
article Senate GOP’s ANWR plan hits a bump while new report questions Alaska’s lease revenue
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senate Republicans' plan to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil production ran into a procedural problem this week...

11/29/2017

article Conservationists face once-remote prospect in Arctic drilling fight: Defeat
(Washington D.C.) -- Carl Portman remembers watching, heartbroken, from Anchorage in 2005 as a Senate effort to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
article Murkowski joins Sullivan in supporting the GOP tax plan, which includes ANWR drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that she'll vote for the Republican tax overhaul that's nearing a vote in the Senate, joining Alaska...

11/12/2017

article The long and short worlds of ANWR oil
(Alaska) -- “I walk in two worlds,” Sam Alexander said at the start of his testimony before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “...

11/11/2017

article Murkowski proposes 50-50 federal-state revenue split for drilling lease sales in Arctic wildlife refuge
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday released her legislation to allow oil drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, splitting...
article OP/ED: In ANWR debate, most important voices still go unheard
(Alaska) -- I read the recent column, "Opening ANWR to stop climate change? Tell me another one," with great frustration, some exhaustion and a bit of ironic...

11/6/2017

article Alaska Wants To Drill For More Oil To Cover The Costs of Climate Change
(Washington D.C.) -- In order to fight climate change and help cover the expensive burden, Alaskan lawmakers have come up with a solution: drill more. Republican Senator...
article In Senate hearing, Alaskans push to open ANWR coastal plain to drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaskans offered hours of testimony in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, mostly in favor of opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife...

11/1/2017

article Connelly: Oil industry move on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge set to begin
(Alaska) -- Millions of acres of Arctic Alaska stand open and available for petroleum exploration, but industry's eyes have been focused for 40 years on the wild,...
article MURKOWSKI: Time is right to open a slice of ANWR to drilling
(Alaska) -- As most Alaskans wake Thursday morning, those of us on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be in the midst of a hearing that is critical...
article Alaska Native leaders and executives testify on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Natives will be front and center at a hearing on energy development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Five Native leaders and...
article Alaskans gear up for Senate ANWR hearing Thursday
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is bringing together a slew of Alaskans, mostly pro-drilling, to testify at a Senate hearing about what it would mean to...

10/25/2017

article Leaders hold Arctic Refuge day of action on Capitol Hill in opposition of drilling in ANWR
(Washington D.C.) -- Tuesday was a day of action on Capitol Hill in protest of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Activists and lawmakers gathered...

10/20/2017

article U.S. Senate passes bill that offers a chance to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution Thursday that could provide Alaska's congressional delegation its best shot in four decades to open...

10/10/2017

article ANWR authorization through budget would avoid filibuster
(Washington D.C.) -- Republicans in Congress are angling to use the budget process as a means to opening part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development.

9/29/2017

article New federal budget bill offers an opening for drilling in ANWR
(Washington D.C.) -- Opponents of drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are on high alert as Congress prepares to move forward with its budget...

9/17/2017

article Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies
(Washington D.C.) -- An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a...

9/16/2017

article Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30...

8/21/2017

article Federal geologists launch efforts to update oil potential in ANWR and NPR-A
(Alaska) -- Spurred by a president who wants oil companies to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal geologists have begun poking around the controversial...

8/2/2017

article Big Oil Could Threaten Biodiversity in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(Alaska) -- Buried in the recently proposed congressional budget for 2018 is a partially cleared path for oil and gas drilling in one of North America’s last truly...

7/19/2017

article The Energy 202: Congressional budget subtly bores path to Arctic refuge drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- House Republican leaders this week released their budget plan, the first step in funding the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. Nowhere in...

6/7/2017

article Alaskans need to take initiative on ANWR
(Alaska) -- New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened to him in speeches....

5/31/2017

article Trump’s interior secretary vows to reinvigorate Alaska oil industry
(Alaska) -- President Donald Trump's interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, drew cheers from some industrial-minded Alaskans on Wednesday when he pledged to pave the way...

5/23/2017

article Opening ANWR to oil drilling is priority in Trump's proposed budget
(Alaska) -- President Donald Trump made clear Tuesday that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling is among his top priorities, with...

4/6/2017

article Congressional Democrats remount effort to block drilling in ANWR
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic lawmakers in Congress made their opposition clear to any potential drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with a bill introduced...

3/22/2017

article Native Alaskans divided over oil drilling in pristine Arctic refuge and the potential riches it could bring
(Alaska) -- Attempts to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have for years faced stiff opposition from some groups of Native Alaskans, who...

3/21/2017

article Senate votes to lift limits on hunting Alaska grizzlies and wolves on federal land
(Alaska) -- The Senate voted Tuesday to abolish a rule restricting specific hunting practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska — including trapping, baiting...

3/17/2017

article As hopes for drilling in ANWR rise, Native corporations argue over potential riches
(Alaska) -- With some Alaskans increasingly hopeful the new Congress will open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling after decades of failed attempts, some...

3/10/2017

article Young Indigenous leaders take ANWR fight to Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- A delegation of young First Nations leaders from Old Crow, Yukon will be in Washington, D.C. next week to learn about activism and leadership, and...

2/21/2017

article Alaska is trying to slice some land out of ANWR
(Alaska) -- The state's current dispute over the boundary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a place believed to have huge oil deposits, is partly based on a...

12/12/2016

article Cantwell and Murkowski, allies on some issues, will be foes on Arctic-refuge drilling fight
(Washington D.C.) -- The old fight over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is back, mainly because of Donald Trump. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Maria...

12/2/2015

article Senate Democrats renew battle lines over drilling on ANWR coastal plain
(Washington D.C.) -- Democratic U.S. senators on Wednesday issued a clear message in the age-old fight over drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:...

7/21/2015

article Federal judge rejects Parnell-era push to open ANWR
(Alaska) -- A novel strategy pushed by then-Gov. Sean Parnell and his natural resources head -- now U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan -- to allow oil exploratory work in the off-...

4/3/2015

article Obama asks Congress to designate ANWR coastal plain as wilderness
(Alaska) -- Setting the stage for a showdown with Congress over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the White House on Friday said it was transmitting to lawmakers...

3/13/2015

article OP/ED: ANWR wilderness is vital to caribou, Gwich'in people in Alaska
(Canada) -- For thousands of years, the Gwich’in people have lived in the Arctic, taking care of the land and animals. We treat caribou and other creatures with...

2/24/2015

article OP/ED: Gwich'in people must be heard in Arctic Refuge debate
(Alaska) -- When the Alaska Federation of Natives recently held its winter board retreat in Kotzebue, they invited Alaska’s entire congressional delegation, as...

2/23/2015

article Leaders should pause pursuit of ANWR development to listen to Alaska's future
(Alaska) -- Of all the places in the world, Alaska is at the very forefront of climate change and its enormous impacts. And of all the people in Alaska, youth are the...

2/14/2015

article OP/ED: Many depend on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for their existence
(Alaska) -- Thank you, President Obama, for doing the right thing by recommending protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (“Obama Seeks to Shield...

2/13/2015

article Murkowski wants to open part of ANWR to drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) yesterday introduced a bill to open a portion of the Arctic...

1/28/2015

article To drill or not to drill? ANWR vs. the Arctic Ocean
(Alaska) -- President Barack Obama’s decision to support continued exploration in the often ice-choked U.S. Arctic Ocean, while trying to lock up development in...

1/27/2015

article DAILY CALLER: ANWR Native Blasts Over Obama’s Plan To Lock Up Alaskan Oil
(Alaska) -- America’s only lawmaker to be born in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is livid over President Obama’s plan to ask Congress to...

1/26/2015

article Obama plans to block development in Arctic refuge; Alaska leaders irate
(Alaska) -- President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its 1.5-...

1/21/2015

article Murkowski defends ANWR record; state fights in court to open refuge
(Alaska) -- Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the state’s legal bid to crack open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to its first oil and gas exploration in...

3/26/2014

article State suing over ANWR, but is it trying to prove what's already been proven?
(Alaska) -- Though the U.S. Interior Department has already suggested that a mammoth oil field lies beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain, the...

10/1/2013

article Feds again reject ANWR exploration plan
(Alaska) -- A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says the state is evaluating its options after its exploration plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was rejected...

7/18/2013

article Letter: Parnell wrong; ANWR’s coastal plain is not open to drilling
(Alaska) -- Some places are too special to drill, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them. Gov. Sean Parnell’s interpretation of the Alaska National...

7/9/2013

article Alaska seeks to advance ANWR plan dismissed by feds
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell on Tuesday escalated his fight with the Obama administration over potential oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife...

5/21/2013

article Alaska asks DOI to open ANWR to exploratory development
(Alaska) -- The state of Alaska was joined by an Alaska Native corporation executive in pressing the Obama administration to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to...
article State pushes offer to help pay for exploratory drilling in ANWR
(Alaska) -- Alaska is trying to drum up publicity for its offer to pay some of the cost of exploratory drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the pitch...

3/13/2012

article Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling...

2/23/2012

article Murkowski tells lawmakers, 'ANWR will happen' -- but not soon
(Alaska) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says oil drilling will happen in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but people shouldn't hold their breath waiting for it.

2/16/2012

article House passes plan that would allow drilling in ANWR
(Washington D.C.) -- The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to vastly expand oil and gas drilling off the nation's coasts, and to allow drilling in...

2/10/2012

article Alaska lawmakers head for DC to lobby for ANWR drilling
(Alaska) -- A contingent of state representatives including House Speaker Mike Chenault are missing several days of the legislative session next week to head to...

1/30/2012

article Alaska rep urges federal takeover of Central Park
(Alaska) -- When Alaska state Rep. Kyle Johansen penned a resolution to urge the federal government to take over New York's Central Park, he may not have expected a...

1/2/2012

article OP/ED: We're not ready to drill safely in the Arctic
(Alaska) -- For those of us who have watched with dismay as the Obama administration moves forward with approval after approval of Shell's oil drilling permits for...

12/13/2011

article National lawmaker group endorses drilling in ANWR
(Alaska) -- The National Conference of State Legislatures will advocate for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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