Education and Outreach

Press Release: Alaskans Continue to Defend Coastal Plain as BLM Releases Final Leasing EIS

Press Release: Alaskans Continue to Defend Coastal Plain as BLM Releases Final Leasing EIS

Today, the Bureau of Land Management’s release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement aimed at selling off the sacred coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploitation marks the latest move in the administration’s rushed disregard for Indigenous rights, science, and public process.

AWA in the News! KTVA: Vetoes could impact Alaska's wildlife programs

AWA in the News! KTVA: Vetoes could impact Alaska's wildlife programs

Gov. Mike Dunleavy will soon announce whether he will accept the Legislature's $1,600 Permanent Fund dividend or veto it. The PFD is part of a larger budget bill aimed at restoring some of his $400 million-plus vetoes. Some of those cuts have wildlife advocates (AWA) worried about the possible impact to Alaska's wildlife programs.

AWA in the News: KTVA Changes to Endangered Species Act could impact Alaska wildlife

AWA in the News: KTVA Changes to Endangered Species Act could impact Alaska wildlife

Nicole Schmitt, Director of Programs and Development at the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, says the organization feels this is extremely short-sighted and doesn't take into consideration the long-term economic and intrinsic value of endangered wildlife in Alaska.