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Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

Natives, Conservationists Sue to Block Chukchi Sea Oil Leasing

JUNEAU, Alaska, February 1, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of Alaska natives and conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday challenging oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea, which lies above the Arctic Circle between Alaska and Russia. Thirty million acres of polar bear, walrus, and whale habitat in the Chukchi Sea are scheduled…

Bush Opens Roadless Tongass National Forest to Logging

Bush Opens Roadless Tongass National Forest to Logging

JUNEAU, Alaska, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – Today, the Bush administration put a “for sale” sign on trees in pristine roadless areas of the Tongass rainforest in Alaska – America’s largest national forest. This move by Bush officials to reverse roadless area protections parallels two others made recently in national forests located in Idaho and…