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Eroding Alaska Native Village Sues Energy Companies

Article: Eroding Alaska Native Village Sues Energy Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The arctic coastal village of Kivalina and a federally recognized tribe, the Alaska Native village of Kivalina, are suing two dozen oil, coal and power companies that they claim have made the climate warmer, causing their land and homes to slide into the Chukchi Sea. Nine oil…

Scientists Ignored on Pitfalls of Arctic Oil Leasing

Article: Scientists Ignored on Pitfalls of Arctic Oil Leasing

WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Interior Department is hastening to stop the flow of internal e-mails from its own scientists that undermine the legality of its offshore oil and gas lease sales in federal Arctic waters, according to correspondence released Monday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER. During the past three…