Test project aims to bring cleaner power to rural Arctic towns
The tiny Alaska Native community of Igiugig is partnering with a Maine renewable energy company to conduct long-term testing of a river power technology that supporters say could help cut electricity costs and reduce the use of diesel fuel in isolated communities.
Refuge drilling opponents submit nearly 700K comments to BLM
Opponents of the Trump administration's plans to sell oil and gas leases in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge submitted almost 700,000 comments yesterday demanding that federal regulators block drilling in the northeast corner of Alaska.
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.