A judge ruled that an environmental review of ConocoPhillips’ exploration work did not violate federal conservation laws, as the Nuiqsut tribal government and environmental groups alleged.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has long been one of the most aggressive advocates for opening ANWR to oil development.
By using heat-sensing cameras to detect dens, and accepting strict limits on when to survey, impacts could be dramatically reduced.
Long before it announced its withdrawal from AFN, there were signs of a schism between ASRC and the most influential Native advocacy group.
The investment bank Goldman Sachs says it won’t finance ventures to explore or develop oil prospects in the refuge, or elsewhere in the Arctic.
Strategists tell subcommittee members that Russia is increasing its control over the Northern Sea Route and becoming more aggressive with U.S. allies in the Arctic.
A proposed 15-member committee would advise Congress and the Transportation secretary, and give Alaskans and coastal residents a voice as the sea ice recedes and marine traffic increases.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. would be the only Alaska Native corporation in the state not to be a member of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Armstrong Oil and Gas, which found and then sold a massive field on Alaska’s North Slope, just bought up about 1 million acres in oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve.
The Arctic climate is rapidly and dramatically changing, with continued warming of the air, land and sea. That’s according to the 2019 Arctic Report Card from NOAA.