Water & Wetlands

Shell Arctic Offshore Safety Data Still Under Wraps

Shell Arctic Offshore Safety Data Still Under Wraps Specifics Bolstering President’s Assurance Cannot Be Produced Until After Drilling Washington, DC — This week on his Alaska tour, President Obama touted strict safety standards for Royal Dutch Shell drilling in the...

Call for Obama to Declare First Alaskan Marine Monuments

Call for Obama to Declare First Alaskan Marine Monuments 100,000 Sign Petition Seeking Permanent Protections for At-Risk Alaskan Waters Washington, DC — President Obama’s first extended visit to Alaska coincides with release of a Care2 petition signed by more than...

Big Bow Fishing Tourney on Mississippi Leaves Disturbed Wake

Big Bow Fishing Tourney on Mississippi Leaves Disturbed Wake “Airboat Extreme” Event Unauthorized on Refuge; Spawns Waves of Complaints Washington, DC — Bow fishing, the fastest-growing extreme sport in the U.S., has no place on a national wildlife refuge, according...

Federal Probe Into Klamath Irrigator Contracts Ordered

Federal Probe Into Klamath Irrigator Contracts Ordered U.S. Special Counsel Directs Interior to Justify Legality and Purpose of Payments Washington, DC — Backing charges by whistleblowers, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel is ordering the Secretary of Interior to...

NOAA Shies Away From Aleutians Marine Sanctuary

NOAA Shies Away From Aleutians Marine Sanctuary National Monument Designation May be Only Route for Protecting Alaskan Waters Washington, DC — A proposal to name the Aleutian Islands marine ecosystem as Alaska’s first National Marine Sanctuary has run aground on local...