Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tag: Alaska

Biden administration reverses Trump-era policy that opened new oil development in...

The Biden administration will revert to "a 2013 Obama administration plan issued that protected about half of the reserve."

US Court of Appeals rules against Arctic offshore oil drilling project,...

In a Dec. 7 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the Trump administration's approval of off-shore...

Trump approved shipping tar sands by rail to Alaska. The project’s...

“The irony of seeing the melting Arctic as a route to get more planet-heating carbon out of the ground is almost too deep and sad for words.”

Trump’s gift to hunters: You can kill hibernating black bear mothers...

In Trump’s latest blow to America’s wildlife, the government wants to allow the worst trophy hunting practices on public lands in Alaska.

15,000 gallon oil spill threatens river and drinking water in Native...

Because of travel restrictions, officials from ADEC and the Environmental Protection Agency cannot travel to the spill site. Instead, both agencies are in contact with local responders.

Trump administration’s attempt to log largest national forest in US denied...

“This is a huge win for wildlife, climate, and all people’s voices on the most biologically diverse and vulnerable island on the Tongass National Forest.”

Alaska legislation would finally recognize the existence of tribes

Enacting this legislation “declares the end of, the termination era of thinking as the official state policy.”

Alaska’s law enforcement crisis is a public emergency. Here’s how experts...

More than a third of Alaska communities have no local police of any kind. Criminals have been hired as cops in some remote villages. A federal emergency has been declared and millions of dollars are promised, but here’s what else experts recommend.

Dealing with climate PTSD

Alaska, in other words, is suffering climate death by a thousand cuts, while I struggle daily to accept the new reality: that the state is already irreparably changed.

Backlash against Koch agenda leads to recall drive against Alaska governor

The Koch-orchestrated roadshow resulted in the spectacle of Dunleavy sitting on stage flanked by officials from AFP and the Koch-funded Alaska Policy Forum.

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Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Exploring the consequences of the urban-rural cultural divide in America

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NY cop pleads guilty to violating handcuffed man’s civil rights

If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.

Earthquakes. Drought. Geysers. Permian oilfield water woes pile up in west Texas

At 8:00 a.m. Eastern on January 21, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake shook Culberson County in West Texas midway between Odessa and El...

Biden must take on Big Pharma over cancer drug that costs $189,000 per year

The United States government should be using its investments in medical research and innovation to benefit all Americans, not just the shareholders at a few corporations.