News Archive


Honoring the Legacy of Verner Wilson III

We have lost a bright light in our movement, and we will endeavor to continue Verner’s work to elevate Indigenous voices. Read More

Lawsuit targeting Arctic drilling challenges Biden administration to think long-term on climate

Earthjustice filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace USA challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of Peregrine, an exploratory drilling program entering its third year in the Western Arctic in Alaska. Read More

Lawsuit calls out Biden administration for allowing oil operators to harm Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears

Groups sued the Biden administration today for issuing a regulation that allows oil and gas companies to harass Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears despite the likelihood of causing injury and death. Read More

Indigenous and conservation groups support House reconciliation language that would repeal Arctic Refuge drilling program

Kudos to Congress for working to restore protections to the Arctic Refuge and its threatened wildlife. Read More

In Court, Justice Department Defends Trump’s Approval of Large Oil-Drilling Project in Western Arctic

The Department of Justice filed a legal brief yesterday defending the Trump administration’s approval of the Willow Master Development Plan in Alaska. Read More

Work on ConocoPhillips Oil Project in Western Arctic Challenged in Court

The Willow project would have a disastrous impact on the pristine and culturally important landscape of the Western Arctic region and would escalate the global climate crisis. Read More

Petrochemical Export Project Canceled: Deal prevents climate pollution, protects Southern Resident orcas

In an agreement announced today, the owners of the Anacortes Oil Refinery agreed to withdraw plans to manufacture and export 15,000 barrels per day of mixed xylenes — petrochemicals used to make plastics — through the Salish Sea. Read More

House passes amendment to halt disastrous Pebble Mine

We are grateful to the House of Representatives for listening to the people of Bristol Bay and Alaska who overwhelmingly oppose this disastrous project. Senator Murkowski and the entire Senate should follow the lead of the House, and pass this amendment to protect Bristol Bay’s people and environment. Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance Hails Progress on Heavy Fuel Oil Ban But Warns Arctic Nations To Remain Focused

The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the progress made this week at PPR 6. Today, we are one-step closer to improving the protection of the Arctic, its people and wildlife. Read More

Carnival Corporation cruise ships put Arctic, Subarctic marine mammals at risk, groundbreaking new map shows

A groundbreaking new interactive map released today by the international Clean Up Carnival coalition shows that nearly half of Carnival Corporation cruise ships traveling through the Arctic and Subarctic pass near or through critical habitats for marine mammals including orca, walrus, and bowhead, narwhal, and beluga whales. Read More