An EPA report shows Alaska’s Red Dog Mine is a major contributor of chemical releases in the region. But state officials claim the numbers delivered by the EPA do not reflect the risk of exposure to the public.
The first legally-binding, multilateral agreement to prevent commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean was signed last year. A key part of that agreement is collaboration on scientific research, which could underpin a management plan later.
Along with five environmental groups, the Native Village of Nuiqsut is challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of ConocoPhillips’ exploratory drilling program this winter in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.