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Press Release September 6, 2023

Earthjustice Celebra Cancelaci贸n De Ofertas Para Exploraci贸n en Refugios En El 脕rtico Y Otras Acciones Propuestas

La administraci贸n Biden cancela ofertas ilegales y abre nuevos procesos que podr铆an preservar las preciadas tierras 谩rticas en Alaska, pero se necesita m谩s para abordar la mayor amenaza clim谩tica: m谩s perforaciones en los arrendamientos de petr贸leo y gas existentes en el 脕rtico occidental.

The 19 million acres of tundra, rivers and mountains of the Arctic Refuge shelter migratory birds from all 50 states and six continents each summer. To the Gwich'in people of northeast Alaska, this is sacred ground. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Press Release September 6, 2023

Earthjustice Celebrates Cancellation of Arctic Refuge Leases and Proposed Future Actions

Biden administration cancels illegal leases and opens new processes that could preserve cherished Arctic lands in Alaska. More is needed to tackle the biggest climate threat: further oil drilling on existing oil and gas leases in the Western Arctic鈥

Press Release January 11, 2022

Earthjustice Responds to BLM Announcement on New Direction for Western Arctic Federal Lands

Intention to scrap Trump-era Integrated Activity Plan is welcome; more action is still needed

Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) rests near a breathing hole in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean.
(Florian Schulz / florianschulz.com)
feature August 20, 2020

Timeline: Defending America鈥檚 Arctic

Earthjustice has been advocating against drilling in the Arctic for decades. Here鈥檚 how we got to where we are today.

Teshekpuk Lake is one of the most important and sensitive wetland complexes in the circumpolar Arctic.
(Florian Schulz / visionsofthewild.com)
Press Release February 2, 2018

Conservation groups challenge illegal Western Arctic lease sales in court

Agency failed to consider climate impacts of oil and gas drilling in National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Teshekpuk Lake is one of the most important and sensitive wetland complexes in the circumpolar Arctic.
(Florian Schulz / visionsofthewild.com)
Press Release June 1, 2017

Interior Order on Oil and Gas Drilling Puts Arctic Public Lands at Risk

Secretary Zinke鈥檚 push to drill threatens irreplaceable lands and species and would take us in the wrong direction on climate

Press Release February 21, 2013

Conservation Groups Applaud Alaska Reserve Plan

Interior Department protects special areas within National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Article December 14, 2010

Monday Reads: The Musk Oxen Edition

‘Hibernation al fresco,’ embracing winter head on

Press Release May 27, 2010

Administration Announces Much Needed Time Out on Arctic Oil Drilling

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico, realization that so little is known about a spill in the Arctic led to a pause

Article May 14, 2010

Monday Reads: The Astonishing Arctic Edition

Photos worth more鈥攎uch more鈥攖han a thousand words

Press Release May 13, 2010

Despite Court's Decision, Groups Vow to Continue to Fight Shell's Arctic Drilling

Arctic Ocean drilling scheduled for July in spite of Gulf spill

Press Release May 11, 2010

As Senate Looks into Gulf Oil Spill, Similar Drilling Looms in America's Arctic Ocean

Offshore exploratory drilling could occur in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas as early as July; oil spill in the Arctic Ocean would devastate pristine waters

Press Release May 6, 2010

Time Out on Arctic Offshore Oil Drilling Needed

Conservation and Alaska Native groups head to federal court in legal challenge to Shell Oil plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean this July

Press Release May 3, 2010

Local and National Groups Stand Firmly Against Offshore Drilling

Earthjustice joins 45 groups to urge the United States Senate to reconsider any plans to include expanded offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling in any legislation.

Teshekpuk Lake is one of the most important and sensitive wetland complexes in the circumpolar Arctic.
(Florian Schulz / visionsofthewild.com)
case: Victory January 20, 2010

Protecting the Western Arctic from Oil and Gas Drilling

Outside the industrialized oil fields of Prudhoe Bay, vast areas of relatively untouched wildlife habitat remain in Alaska’s Western Arctic. This region includes the 23-million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the largest unprotected block of land in the federal land system. The Reserve consists of varied ecosystems and habitats, from coastal lagoons to Arctic tundra and…

document September 26, 2006

Teshekpuk Lake Final Decision

The US District Court for Alaska issued a strongly worded decision that could save the internationally significant wildlife habitat around Teshekpuk Lake in the Northeast Planning Area of the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska (NPRA).

document September 8, 2006

North Slope Borough Press Release on Teshekpuk Drilling

Statement by North Slope Borough Mayor Edward S. Itta against drilling at Teshekpuk Lake

document April 28, 2006

Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Amendment, Preferred Alternative Record of Decision

Map of the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Amendment, Preferred Alternative Record of Decision