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feature December 20, 2023

2023: Another Big Year Defending the Arctic

With your support, this year, we kept up the fight to preserve Arctic lands and waters that are critical to the survival of wildlife, culturally important to Indigenous peoples, and serve as vital bulwarks against climate change.

Caribou in the Western Arctic, the region where the Willow Project is being planned. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article November 22, 2023

Disrupting the Willow Project and Big Oil’s Even Bigger Dreams

Earthjustice filed an appeal and a motion to prevent construction on the Alaska mega-project. Here’s what comes next.

Fossil fuel pipelines crossing the Western Arctic in Alaska. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Update November 17, 2023

We Just Filed an Appeal to Stop the Willow Project

Willow would be catastrophic for the climate, and we will not drop our challenge.

Press Release November 10, 2023

Tras Fallo Que Favorece al Proyecto Petrolero Willow, Grupos PresentarĂĄn ApelaciĂłn

Grupos conservacionistas prometen seguir luchando contra el proyecto de combustibles fósiles de ConocoPhillips en el Ártico

Caribou in the western Arctic. (Kiliii YĂźyan for Earthjustice)
Press Release November 9, 2023

Alaska District Court Rules Willow Oil Project Can Proceed; Conservation Groups Plan To File Appeal

Groups vow to keep up the fight against ConocoPhillips fossil fuel project in Arctic

document November 9, 2023

Willow Oil Project: Alaska District Court Decision

Groups vow to keep up the fight against ConocoPhillips fossil fuel project in Arctic

Press Release April 3, 2023

Federal Judge Allows Construction to Proceed in ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska

Judge denies environmentalists’ motion for preliminary injunction

document April 3, 2023

Willow PI Denial

Federal judge allows construction to proceed in ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project in Alaska.

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic. (ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 16, 2023

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?

The system that greenlights oil-drilling on public lands is broken. Here’s how to fix it and avoid more carbon bombs.

Caribou graze near fossil fuel pipelines in Alaska’s Western Arctic in the Lake Teshekpuk area. (Kiliii Yuyan for Earthjustice)
Article March 16, 2023

There’s a Biodiversity Crisis, and Oil and Gas Are Making It Worse

The web of life is in danger of collapsing, due in large part to climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction caused by the fossil fuel industry. We’re working to protect species from these threats.

Press Release March 15, 2023

Grupos Presentan Demanda Para Detener El Proyecto Willow Oil En El Ártico Occidental De Alaska

La revisiĂłn ambiental de la administraciĂłn no tuvo en cuenta el impacto climĂĄtico total del proyecto

Press Release March 15, 2023

Conservation groups sue to stop the Willow Oil Project in Alaska’s Western Arctic

Administration’s environmental review failed to account for project’s full climate impact

document March 15, 2023

Earthjustice Willow Complaint

Conservation groups sue to stop the Willow Oil Project in Alaska’s Western Arctic

Press Release March 13, 2023

Earthjustice Reacts to Biden Administration’s Approval of Willow Project in Alaska

Decision greenlights a carbon bomb and opens decades of oil drilling in Western Arctic

Press Release February 1, 2023

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration Decision Advancing ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project

Oil-and-gas drilling plan would transform irreplaceable Arctic ecosystem into a carbon bomb

In the News: Bloomberg News January 27, 2023

Biden Faces Climate Litmus Test on ConocoPhillips’s Alaska Oil Project

Abigail Dillen, President, Earthjustice: “The decision on this project is a bellwether of whether we’re actually going to do something serious about climate in time or whether we are just pretending.”

Press Release July 8, 2022

Earthjustice Responds to Biden Administration’s Environmental Review for Massive Alaska Oil Drilling Project

ConocoPhillips’ Willow plan, which would emit massive levels of CO2, still moving toward approval despite climate impacts

A Conoco-Phillips drill site in the Western Arctic. (ConocoPhillips Company)
Article March 10, 2022

Court Ices Dangerous Arctic Drilling Plan

Our court victory in the Arctic underscores that the law is a powerful tool in stopping climate-wrecking projects.