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Curing America’s Oil Addiction

During his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush admitted a major problem. “America is addicted to oil.” The catchy rhetoric is right on the money. Time for …

Victory in the Senate!

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge scored a huge end-of-the-year victory yesterday, when a drilling provision was forced off of a Defense Appropriations Bill in the Senate. The provision had been …

Drilling Out of Budget, Into Defense Spending Bill

After almost a month of butting heads over whether or not the scheme to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be included in the final budget bill, Congress was …

House Budget + Senate Budget = Arctic Drilling?

Early this morning at 1:45 a.m., the House budget bill, sans Arctic drilling, passed by a vote of 217-215. It will now be combined with the Senate version of the …

Drilling Does Not Mean Domestic Oil Independence

A guest post by Matthew Gilbert of Arctic Village, Alaska The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been an unattainable goal for all the pro-development politicians and activists for one reason: …

At Home in the Arctic Refuge: An Inupiaq Perspective

A guest post by Robert Thompson, Inupiaq resident of Kaktovik and wilderness guide I would like to let people know why the preservation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is …

Leave the Arctic Refuge Alone

A guest post by Maggie Sharp, San Francisco I recently returned from a 10-day float down the beautiful Kongakut River. Our trip gave us plenty of time to hike in …

Some Places Should Be Left Unspoiled

A guest post by Scott Freeman, Biological Sciences Technician I’m back in town after a busy and interesting 2 months working in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s an amazing …

Top Spy Says Why Arctic is not Worth the Try

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, …

On My Way to the Arctic Refuge

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 …

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