A coalition including environmental groups, tribes and fishermen filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to restore Roadless Rule protections to 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest.
The Gwich’in Steering Committee and 12 other groups filed a motion in U.S. District Court requesting the preliminary injunction. Separately, about a half-dozen conservation groups represented by Earthjustice filed a similar motion asking the court to freeze oil leasing and seismic activity in the coastal plain.
The court is still allowing thousands of engineered fish raised in tanks in the Midwest to reach American consumers by the end of the year.
The recent lawsuits over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and National Petroleum Reserve are a lot to keep track of. Casey Grove spoke to Tegan Hanlon to try to sort it all out.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of green groups challenging the largest Tongass timber sale in decades.
The location of some of the work has been hotly debated, because it’s happening on Prince of Wales Island land that’s slated for a controversial timber sale.
A state agency asked Constantine to complete a study to see if water from its discharge sites will move to nearby surface waters.
Not long after Trump took office, former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke famously proclaimed “the only path for energy dominance is a path through the great state of Alaska.” Two and a half years into the administration, lawyers have proven to be significant impediments to that path.
A federal judge ruled in March that the Bureau of Land Management doesn’t have to consider future mine impacts when permitting for exploration.
In March, the U.S. Forest Service signed off on the final environmental review for what could be the largest logging operation in more than a decade in a national forest.