Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: Alaska

Congressional Democrats rally against Biden-approved Willow Project in Alaska

As the legal challenges continue, the fate of the Willow Project remains a pivotal issue at the intersection of climate policy, Indigenous rights, and U.S. energy strategy.

As salmon disappear, a battle over Alaska Native fishing rights heats...

The salmon shortage has also inflamed a long-simmering legal fight among Native stakeholders, the Biden administration, and the state over who gets to fish on Alaska’s vast federal lands.

How suing the US government can empower the climate movement

A Q+A about the historical significance of the Juliana v. United States case and the challenges of climate activism in Alaska. 

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

Biden restores vital protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest gutted by...

"As our nation's largest national forest and the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the Tongass National Forest is key to conserving biodiversity and addressing the climate crisis."

Putin puppet urges Russia to ‘take’ back Alaska—fine, trade for DC...

Isn't it reassuring that Russia has its own unhinged, Trumpian-Marjorie Taylor Green-types?

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.

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US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Supreme Court questions use of obstruction law in Jan. 6 riot cases amid concerns...

This law is now at the center of a legal battle concerning its suitability for punishing those who stormed the Capitol during the certification of the 2020 election results.

Supreme silence: High court decision curtails protest rights, stifling voices in the South

As the case now returns to lower courts for further proceedings, the national discourse on the limits of free speech and the right to protest continues to evolve.

The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

New report reveals millionaires’ tax rates slashed by half since 1950s, fueling wealth inequality

This stark reduction in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans coincides with an era of escalating income disparity and could be costing the federal government hundreds of billions in lost revenue annually.