Arctic Refuge Resources

Arctic Refuge Aufeis - Luc Mehl

Below is a growing list of resources related to the fight against Oil and Gas Industrialization of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Send additional links to conservation@packraft.org .


Organizations

 

Alaska Conservation Fund

https://alaskaconservation.org/conservation-issues/arctic/ – excellent up to date summary of the issues

https://vimeo.com/247917667 – good aerial footage of the Brooks Range and tundra with interviews of affected Alaskans

Alaska Wilderness League

http://www.alaskawild.org/places-we-protect/arctic-refuge/ – fact sheets, educator tools, Arctic Refuge animal sheets

https://youtu.be/FXvLh5YdAeo

http://www.alaskawild.org/scholars-for-the-arctic-refuge/ – open letter to Congress

Audubon Society

https://www.audubon.org/conservation/arctic-refuge – fact sheets, talking points, template letter to editor, representative email sender, compelling case for why the Refuge is critical habitat for migratory birds.

EarthJustice

https://earthjustice.org/features/photo-essay-arctic#refuge – excellent photo essay with links to resources

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2018/trump-administration-prepares-for-lease-sale-in-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge – excellent summary with extended set of quotations from key parties

National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-america-oil-risk/ – excellent explanation of what is at stake, oil profits and Alaskans, informative map, compelling photographs.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/12/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-wildlife-photos-anwr-protection/#see-the-arctic-refuge%E2%80%99s-fragile-beauty – Interactive video wildlife imagery, one of the most powerful on the web

Native Alaskans

Gwich’inhttp://ourarcticrefuge.org/key information site regarding the Arctic Refuge from one of the Alaskan tribes strongly opposed to industrialization of the coastal plain. https://youtu.be/arakNHdLBN8
Video series about Gwich’in:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/50_kse-Uh-g
Part 3: https://youtu.be/FKJO1YyQMmY
Part 4: https://youtu.be/lDU4PkSqWsQ

Inupiaq in Kaktovik – https://www.adn.com/opinions/2017/12/13/those-who-would-open-anwr-do-not-speak-for-kaktovik/

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/senate-tax-bill-indigenous-communities/547352/

Natural Resource Defense Council

https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/drilling-tax-cuts-devastating-alaska-provision – good examination of the rational for the drilling provision in the tax cut bill

Outside Magazine

https://www.outsideonline.com/category/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge – link page to Outside articles on the Arctic Refuge

https://www.outsideonline.com/2147566/video-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-will-help-you-reset – excellent packrafting video regarding the Arctic Refuge

Patagonia

https://youtu.be/A4DH5cK37Y8 – from 2016 but addresses the ongoing issue, good out takes of the opposition and their reasoning

We Are The Arctic

https://www.wearethearctic.org/ 2016 coalition with focus on compelling videography

https://vimeo.com/173057407

https://vimeo.com/wearethearctic – Video collection

Wilderness Society

http://twtd.wilderness.org/locations/arctic-refuge/ – to wild to drill project

https://wilderness.org/article/why-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge – main site with links to various resources, puts the Arctic Refuge attack in context with other actions by the current administration

https://youtu.be/Ffd6pi-i-Ew  – compelling video summary of issues


US Government Action

 

The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Act

https://www.nrdc.org/stories/drill-baby-drill-not-fast-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge – a bill introduced to reverse drilling

BLM

https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-alaska-prepare-environmental-impact-statement-coastal-plain-oil-and-gas-leasing

https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/alaska/coastal-plain-eis

Public Meetings

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/locals-speak-out-against-anwr-drilling-at-blm-scoping-meeting/article_41e88f5a-63e4-11e8-8cf1-6b916bfc9f83.html

Seismic Surveys

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/companies-take-first-steps-to-drill-for-oil-in-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/2018/05/31/8f133464-643a-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html

US Fish and Wildlife Service

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arctic/

2017 Tax Bill

http://packraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/TrusteesArctic.pdf

https://www.popsci.com/tax-bill-oil-leasing-anwr-arctic


Arctic Refuge Topics

 

Air Pollution due to Industrialized Oil and Gas development in the Arctic

https://earthjustice.org/blog/2018-april/arctic-drilling-will-only-worsen-air-pollution-for-a-village-that-s-fighting-to-breathe

https://www.adn.com/arctic/2017/04/09/what-tiny-particles-blowing-in-north-slope-air-tell-us-about-oil-field-pollution-impacts/

Op-Ed Articles

Brad Meiklejohn – LATimes – http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-meiklejohn-alaska-refuge-drilling-20171222-story.html

Tim Lydon – HCN – https://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-tell-interior-not-to-sell-off-the-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge

Sally Jewel – Seattle Times – https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/sally-jewell-let-the-trump-administration-know-arctic-refuge-is-no-place-for-oil-and-gas-drilling/

Erik Dumont – The Hill – http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/389193-fixing-a-colossal-mistake-in-the-tax-bill

Prudhoe Bay – what industrialization of the Coastal Plain looks like

https://www.audubon.org/news/to-see-how-oil-drilling-would-transform-arctic-refuge-look-next-door-prudhoe-bay

Investors Against Drilling

https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/05/gwich-nation-joined-institutional-investors-call-defend-arctic-refuge

Podcasts

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/21/572439797/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-battle-ends-but-drilling-not-a-given

Inspirational Packrafting Videos from the Arctic Refuge

Marlena Renwyck and Sarah Tingey https://youtu.be/azvkbIcwmwQ

Luc Mehl and Sarah Histand https://vimeo.com/224811850

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