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Top Spy Says Why Arctic is not Worth the Try

9/2/2005 // By Adam Kolton

The hawkish former CIA Director James Woolsey may not fit the mold of your stereotypical environmentalist. But he’s come out against Arctic drilling, arguing as other national security advocates have, that it would only exacerbate our dependence on a resource […] Read more >

On My Way to the Arctic Refuge

9/2/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Greg Scott, Evergreen, CO As I plan for my fourth solo backpacking trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, both excitement and apprehension abound. I’ve never been to the Arctic in late August. The attractions include […] Read more >

Oily Math

8/30/2005 // By Adam Kolton

Drilling backers claim that deciding the fate of the Arctic Refuge as part of the massive federal budget bill is appropriate, in part, because leasing the area will generate new revenue for the treasury – which is what budget bills […] Read more >

Senator Collins: “You Can Count on My Vote”

8/30/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Erica Heuer of Being Caribou. Being Caribou is a few things: Two people (Karsten Heuer and his wife, Leanne Allison) who migrated on foot for 5 months with the Porcupine Caribou Herd from the Yukon to […] Read more >

Let’s Win This One for the Gipper

8/28/2005 // By Adam Kolton

I was heartened by a report in Wednesday’s Toronto Globe and Mail that Canada’s Prime Minister Paul Martin won’t sit idly by and wait for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. […] Read more >

It’s About…Well, Everything

8/26/2005 // By Larry Schweiger

I’ve always believed there’s no such thing as just an “environmental” issue – if it’s about protecting the environment, chances are, it’s also about protecting someone’s health, way of life, quality of life, the economy, or all of the above. […] Read more >

What is Your Vision of Wilderness?

8/24/2005 // By NWF

A guest post by Jeff Jones, landscape photographer I spent part of July 2005 photographing the oil fields in and around Prudhoe Bay as well as the beautiful coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I photographed from the […] Read more >

Camping with Congressman

8/23/2005 // By Adam Kolton

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on several occasions, the first of which was a trip with several members of Congress in 1998. To their credit, these Representatives opted for a tour of the Refuge […] Read more >

A Note to the ‘Gullible’

8/19/2005 // By NWF

The good news: we made the Anchorage Times — in a lead editorial, no less! The bad news: the editors called us — you — “gullible.” That’s fine. It takes more than name calling to intimidate us. But the straw-man […] Read more >

Poor-k Excuse

8/19/2005 // By Adam Kolton

When you work “inside the beltway,” as I do, politicians and their staff members sometimes tell you things they wouldn’t dare say to their constituents or the media. Mainly I hear lots of reasons — or more accurately excuses — […] Read more >