Alaska and Hawaii

"Groups File Lawsuit To Stop Ambler Road Through Gates Of The Arctic"

"A lawsuit was filed Tuesday to stop the Trump administration from building a 211-mile-long industrial road that would cross Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and the Kobuk Wild and Scenic River in Alaska."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 08/05/2020

Early Release of Pebble Mine EIS Draws Ire From Native, Fishing Groups

"Thursday a wide array of Alaska Native, commercial fishing, and sportfishing groups issued statements criticizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine after copies of the document were delivered to interested parties via USPS a day before its publication in the Federal Register."

Source: KTUU, 07/24/2020

"U.S. Army Corps Poised To Recommend Approval Of Alaska's Pebble Mine"

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to give its blessing later this week to an Alaska copper and gold mining project the Obama administration tried to block because of concerns it could harm the state’s salmon industry."

Source: Reuters, 07/21/2020

"Uncertain Summer in Alaska’s Fish Basket"

"Last summer, across southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world—tens of thousands of fish washed up dead along riverbanks. Rivers running at temperatures above the threshold for salmon health were killing the fish even as record numbers of them were returning from the ocean to reproduce."

Source: High Country News, 06/26/2020

Trump BLM Would Open Vast Acreage For Oil Leasing In Alaska Reserve

"A federal agency on Thursday released a final management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, proposing to make 7 million additional acres of land on the North Slope open to potential oil and gas development."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 06/26/2020

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