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.
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.
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