A study published last year identified multiple climate and habitat changes that are suppressing chinook runs in Southcentral Alaska.
The bill emphasizes the need to consider the impacts of climate change on marine resources and would, for the first time, recognize the importance of subsistence fishing.
One of the Trump administration’s biggest energy initiatives suffered a stunning setback Wednesday, as a decades-long push to drill for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge ended with a lease sale that attracted just three bidders — one of which was the state of Alaska itself.
The bill is unlikely to become law, but the committee hearing offered Congress members a chance to argue their case. And some did so loudly.
Rep. Don Young told his colleagues to disregard the anti-drilling Gwich’in witnesses, while pro-development Iñupiaq witnesses accused Democrats of erasing them from the land that’s been their home for centuries.
Five developing countries in Asia are responsible for most of the plastic flowing into the ocean. A new industry effort aims to improve the way countries in the developing world dispose of plastic.
Three Congress members opposed to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are challenging the revenue projections for that endeavor, and they have fresh evidence on their side.
Forty-two members of the U.S. House and Senate wrote President Donald Trump and asked him Wednesday to overrule Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.