Last month, the Biden administration made a historic announcement to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and over 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
In 2021, leases had been sold to companies hoping to strike oil on the Coastal Plain, but the Department of the Interior is now proposing a ban on drilling for 10.6 million acres inside the National Petroleum Reserve, and limiting drilling for another 2.6 million acres. The proposal will designate the 13.2 million acres as “special areas,” preventing future administrations from stripping away these protections.
About The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: For nearly twenty years, the Conservation Alliance has worked tirelessly to help protect the 19 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. From trips to DC with business leaders to providing nearly one million dollars in grants since 2005, the impact of our members has been felt far and wide. The Arctic is the most funded project in TCA’s history. Grantees have included Alaska Wilderness League, Gwich’in Steering Committee, Audubon Alaska, Trustees for Alaska, and the Alaska Conservation Foundation.
- Alaska Wilderness League
- Gwich’in Steering Committee
- Audubon Alaska
- Trustees for Alaska
- Alaska Conservation Foundation
Learn more about this success at The Conservation Alliance’s website.