Quinhagak opposes Donlin Gold mine

by Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska's Energy Desk
- There haven’t been any public protests against the proposed Donlin Gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta since last summer. But one tribe broke the silence with a resolution opposing the mine this month.

With ANWR drilling on its doorstep, an Alaska Native village is poised to profit

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It’s still too early to know if petroleum even exists in the refuge in commercially-viable quantities. But if it’s found, Kaktovik’s residents are simultaneously positioned to be among the biggest beneficiaries, and to experience some of the biggest disruptions.
Richard Glenn, left, and Matthew Rexford, tribal administrator for Kaktovik, wait to testify at a 2019 House hearing on drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

Two worlds that overlap: Richard Glenn sees ANWR drilling as a boon to Iñupiaq communities

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Richard Glenn is an inconvenient truth for opponents of drilling in the Arctic Refuge. He presents a challenge to a prevalent narrative in Washington, D.C., that Native people oppose development in the Arctic.
This dog-sized piece of granite rock, called a glacial erratic, stands naturally balanced on the edge of Mendenhall Glacier. The adjacent pool of water has spilled over from an ice dam that is holding back most of the water in Suicide Basin.

Could climate change research in Alaska be put on ice?

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The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding. 

‘We’re never going to surrender’ — Sarah James on a life fighting oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge

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Sarah James’ desire to preserve the Neetsa’ii Gwich’in way of life drove her into the thick of the battle over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Meet the Trump administration official whose signature could formally open ANWR to drilling

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It’s 3,200 miles from Joe Balash’s office in Washington, D.C., to the Neets’aii Gwich’in community of Arctic Village. But Arctic Village is barely 200 miles from North Pole, the Alaska town where Balash grew up.