Wells Fargo’s announcement follows similar policies against Arctic drilling adopted by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a string of European banks.
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.
The whistleblower was fired in 2016 after complaining about Interior Department violations of environmental rules back in 2012 to allow Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling plan.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Arizona, is in line to lead a key committee if the Democrats retake the House. He’s sometimes ranked its most liberal member.
It’s the first oil exploration in Arctic federal waters since Shell abandoned its campaign in 2015. The company, Eni, aims to begin drilling in December.
The oil and gas company Hilcorp wants to build a gravel island in shallow waters in the Beaufort Sea, east of Prudhoe Bay.
Gov. Bill Walker’s administration filed a motion to intervene in support of President Trump in a lawsuit over whether he can reverse President Obama’s Arctic drilling ban.
“At first blush it does appear the federal government is creating additional cumbersome regulations that will make it more challenging to entice companies back to the Arctic when oil prices rebound,” said an Alaska Oil and Gas Association representative.
Fairbanks scientist Eugénie Euskirchen says most of her colleagues think offshore drilling could be bad for the Arctic.
During Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s speech at the AFN Convention on Friday, protesters marched dressed as a salmon, a caribou and a walrus. They were calling out Murkowski for her support of Arctic oil drilling.