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By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
In a live-streamed auction in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, federal officials accepted bids for leases to explore oil and gas across 1.6 million acres of land—land that, until 2017, had been protected from fossil fuel development as part of the…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber
The Department of the Interior on Monday approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the sprawling home to polar bears, caribou and other wildlife.
By Associated Press
A crucial water source for northern ecosystems -- arctic river icings -- are slowly melting away with each successive year.
By Dave Berndtson
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point.
By Dan Joling, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Not even 48 hours since announcing a plan to block drilling in Alaska’s arctic wildlife refuge, the Obama administration rolled out a plan to open up parts of the southern Atlantic coast for oil and gas exploration. While lawmakers from…
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