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Katrina

Our hearts go out to the millions of American affected by the tragedy unfolding in Katrina’s wake. As the President stated yesterday, America is a strong, resilient nation, and although …

Oily Math

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 …

Senator Collins: “You Can Count on My Vote”

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 …

Let’s Win This One for the Gipper

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 …

It’s About…Well, Everything

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, …

What is Your Vision of Wilderness?

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 …

Camping with Congressman

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 …

A Note to the ‘Gullible’

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 …

Poor-k Excuse

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 …

Guest Writer: “Most Treasured Place”

A guest post by Robert Stagman, M.D., of Mercer Island, Wash. My wife, Gail and I rafted and hiked through the Arctic Refuge on the Kongakut River for 10 days …

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