Alaska Arctic

Margaret Kriz Hobson



Margie is the Alaska correspondent for E&E News, where she specializes in Alaska energy and environmental issues, climate change and politics. She joined the company in 2010 after two decades as the energy and environmental correspondent at National Journal. Margie began her career as a general assignment reporter for the Suburban Trib, a now-defunct subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune. She also covered environmental issues for the Bureau of National Affairs. From 2005 to 2006, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from American University.

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BLM plan to drill in ANWR crosses major threshold

The Trump administration's drive to sell oil and gas leases on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge crossed a significant threshold last week as the Interior Department concluded its last scoping session before writing its environmental review on drilling in northeastern Alaska.


30 senators push Zinke to stop ANWR drilling

Thirty senators sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today warning him to carefully assess the potential negative impacts the Trump administration's proposal to allow oil and gas development in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Refuge drilling debate's last stop: Washington, D.C.

Late Friday afternoon, the national debate on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain will come to Washington, D.C., as the Trump administration holds its last public scoping hearing on government plans to sell leases in the northeast corner of Alaska.