Alaska Wilderness League


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Alaska Wilderness League

Address:122 C St NW, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20001

Phone:202-544-5205
Fax:202-544-5197
Web: www.alaskawild.org
Established: 1993. Description:An alliance of environmental, civic, and Native organizations. Works in Washington D.C. to protect and defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska's forests, and other wilderness lands in Alaska. Coordinates educational programs and monitors legislation to assure lasting protection of these lands. Comprises more than 107 international, national, regional, state, and local organizations. Members: 107 (donors). Dues: $25/year.
Publications: Alaska Wilderness League News (bimonthly).

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According to the Alaska Wilderness League, 95 percent of Alaska's Arctic Slope is already open for exploration.
A coalition made up of the Native Village of Point Hope, the City of Point Hope, the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands), Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Oceana, Pacific Environment, Sierra Club, and The Wilderness Society filed suit in federal district court in Alaska on January 31, arguing that in making its decision to hold today's lease sale, MMS did not adequately weigh the impacts oil and gas activities would have on wildlife like polar bears, or on native villages along Alaska's North Slope.
According to the Alaska Wilderness League, 95 percent of Alaska's Arctic Slope is already open for exploration, and "the odds are [that] little if any recoverable oil lies beneath the last five percent, the Arctic Refuge coastal plain.
While WWF and Alaska Wilderness League applaud congressional interest in the plight of the polar bears, we join the conservation community in urging for the immediate listing of the polar bear and calling for a dramatic decrease in green house gases, the source of global warming that is melting polar bear habitat and transforming the Arctic.
Today's hearing signals the need for bold and timely action to protect the polar bear and its habitat in America's Arctic," said Kristen Miller, legislative director for Alaska Wilderness League.
Cindy Shogan, executive director at Alaska Wilderness League, said, "Thank you Rep.
The spill is what Adam Kolten, Arctic Refuge campaign director for the Alaska Wilderness League, calls a watershed event for the environmental movement, taking its place alongside Three Mile Island and Love Canal.
Strategic Media Partners include, but are not limited to: American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), BP America, Ceres, DaimlerChrysler, Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Global Roundtable on Climate Change, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Motor Press Guild, NextGen Energy Council, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Philips, Resources for the Future (RFF), The Alaska Wilderness League, United States Energy Association (USEA), World Resources Institute (WRI)

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