The fate of 28 million acres of public lands in Alaska lies in the hands of the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and they want to hear from you. The BLM released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to consider the impacts of opening public lands to private mining and oil and gas extraction. […]
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Since the 1950s, Alaska’s economy has relied on boom and bust extractive industries. With industrial-scale logging, natural gas, and oil industries continuing to decline, Alaska is already beginning to invest heavily into a new era of boom and bust extraction in the form of industrial-scale mining for transition metals and minerals. Mining and associated activities […]
The headwaters region of Bristol Bay, Alaska – the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery – is the proposed site of a gigantic open pit mine.
After decades of protection, the federal administration is moving with breakneck speed to industrialize the Arctic Refuge by leasing the coastal plain for oil and gas drilling.
Alaska’s congressional delegation is pushing to open protected areas of the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on the planet, to harmful logging.
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