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Waterfall on Baranof Island, Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. News
'One Word for This: Vandalism': Six Days Before Election, Trump Finalizes Plan for 'Catastrophic' Attack on Largest National Forest
"Destructive development in the country's largest national forest—such as extractive logging and expansive road building—will be catastrophic for generations to come," warned Greenpeace.
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An oil pipeline stretches across the landscape outside Prudhoe Bay in North Slope borough, Alaska. "New absurdities from Big Oil," said the Energy Watch Group, which advocates for renewable energy, in response to the reporting. "What do you do when the Arctic is melting, threatening your drilling infrastructure—but you really don't want to stop drilling? Right, cooling the ground beneath the infrastructure and keep on drilling." (Photo illustration: Original by Bonnie Jo Mount/via Getty Images/with overlay) News
'Demented': Oil Giant Refreezing Rapidly Melting Permafrost So It Can Keep Climate-Killing Arctic Drilling Alive
The effort represented such "mindless idiocy" for many that 350.org ran a "help us out with this caption" contest in response.
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Brown bear and cubs fishing at Anan Creek in Tongass National Forest. News
Trump Moves to Finalize 'Catastrophic' Stripping of Key Protections for Largest National Forest in US
At issue is Tongass National Forest, located in southeast Alaska and described as "the crown jewel of the National Forest System."
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In Secretly-Recorded 'Pebble Tapes,' Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth's 'Most Pristine Ecosystems'
" The Pebble Tapes reveal what we suspected," said the Audubon Society of Alaska. "This is not a small, short-term project."
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Bank of America is the only major American bank that has not yet ruled out funding for destructive drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Why Is Bank of America Still Open to Funding the Destruction of Our Homelands in the Arctic?
We stand together, the Iñupiat and the Gwich’in, in calling on Bank of America to listen to Indigenous people, protect our homelands, and stay out of the Arctic Refuge.
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A member of the Porcupine caribou herd, which conservation and native groups say would be horribly impacted if fossil fuel exploration and extraction takes place in ANWR's Coastal Plain. News
With 'Irreparable Damage' Looming, 15 State AGs File Suit to Block Trump From Fossil Fuel Assault on Arctic Refuge
"Hard to say what's worse—destroying the nation's largest wildlife refuge, or further inflaming the climate crisis with new oil and gas drilling so a few fossil fuel companies can profit at the people's expense."
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'One of the Best Reforms We Can Make' to Improve Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting on the Ballot in Massachusetts
Citizens in the Bay State and in Alaska will vote on statewide initiatives on RCV in November.
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Caribou graze on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. News
Coalition Files Suit to Stop Trump's "Slapdash and Tragic Plan" to Drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
"As our ancestors before us, we will stand and fight for our future generations, for the Porcupine caribou herd, and the Gwich'in way of life."
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Caribou in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. News
'Incredibly Reckless': Trump Moves to Expand Fossil Fuel Drilling in Alaska's Western Arctic Region
"At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous."
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With Nation Focused on Pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens
"Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges."
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