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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

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Approval of Offshore Oil Drilling Project in the Arctic

Conservation groups today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s approval of the first offshore oil drilling development in federal Arctic waters. Read More

Financing for Pebble Mine Collapses

By pulling out of the agreement to finance Pebble Mine, First Quantum Minerals finally listened to the overwhelming opposition from the people of Bristol Bay and throughout Alaska. The company’s decision to back out of Pebble Mine is a great victory for people and the planet. Read More