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Army Corps rubber stamps proposed Alaska Pebble Mine, threatening world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery

On July 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine, a massive gold and copper mine and toxic waste dump proposed for the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon run on the planet. Project opponents say the Corps’ conclusions in the FEIS are “largely the same” as the […]

July 27th

EcoRight News: Monday’s climate jesters (from Alaska to the White House)

We hate to start the week off on a bad note, but some things just can’t be helped. This week’s early favorite for co-climate jesters are… By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Climate Jester: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy. The previous state administration, led by Independent Gov. Bill Walker, created a climate change task force, which in […]

February 25th

Sen Lisa Murkowski ways we can find common ground on clean energy

Addressing the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski said she disagrees with those who say “there is no way we can figure things out in energy space.” Referencing the “so-called New Green Deal,” she explained that any low or no carbon solution has to include nuclear power. ” By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Even […]

February 19th

Carbon Tax: Deep red Alaska is planning to put a price on carbon

Alaska’s draft climate change plan includes a recommendation the state implement a statewide carbon tax while also supporting a national tax on carbon. The draft plan is being prepared by Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team, and in the current iteration, the tax would be used to fund other adaptation, monitoring, and education efforts. By Chelsea Henderson RepublicEn According […]

August 5th

Creation Justice: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in danger now!

The threats of drilling on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have recently increased. Without notifying the public, the Trump Administration is taking steps to allow oil exploration in this sensitive part of God’s creation for the first time in 30 years. By Creation Justice Creation Care Ministries In a series of memos, the Department of the Interior has […]

October 8th

Actions vs words undermine Obama’s climate message

By Meteor Blades Today, President Obama will begin his three-day trip to Alaska. In an Aug. 13  video released by the White House, the trip was billed as a climate-change visit. It will include a trek across the ice of the rapidly retreating Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park and a visit to Kotzebue, […]

August 31st