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FOUR DECISIONS IN THREE WEEKS: HOW TRUMP IS TRANSFORMING ALASKA

From: Alaska Public Media

“Finally, at the end of 2017, Congress allowed an excise tax collected on American oil to expire, which goes into a government trust used for oil spill cleanup…

FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OIL SPILL FUND WILL END IN 2018

From: Juneau Empire

“On Monday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said by email that a 9-cent per-barrel excise tax on all American crude oil will expire at the end…

CIVIL SERVANTS COMPLAIN TRUMP IS SIDELINING WORKERS WITH EXPERTISE ON CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT

From: Los Angeles Times

““The work of the EPA science arm has now been disconnected from the agency’s decision-making,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public…

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NOMINEE WANTS TO OPEN PRISTINE ALASKAN REFUGE TO DRILLING

From: Think Progress

“During his time as an aide at the agency during the George W. Bush administration, current Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt “substantially rewrote official biological…

STATE OF ALASKA RENEWS EFFORT TO SEARCH FOR OIL IN THE ARCTIC REFUGE

From: The Wilderness Society

“Joining the Trump administration’s assault on federal lands across America, the state of Alaska is preparing to renew efforts to explore for oil on the…


News Releases

ALASKA PARES ITS PREDATOR CONTROL PROGRAM

State Agrees to National Academy Review of Scientific Merits as Opposition Mounts

OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND TO LAPSE AT MONTH’S END

No Reauthorization Bill Introduced to Extend Oil Excise Tax for Cleanup Funds

TRUMP TO STRIP ALASKA PARK AND REFUGE WILDLIFE PROTECTIONS

Directives to Expand Hunting and Trapping Launch Long, Uncertain Legal Process

FOREST SERVICE WANTS TO PAY MORE IN MONEY-LOSING TIMBER SALE

Alaska Region Urges Off-the-Books Cash to Logger to Sweeten Tongass Contract

NATIONAL FORESTS REMAIN VULNERABLE TO TIMBER THEFT AND FRAUD

Lawsuit Filed to Force U.S. Forest Service to Disclose the Fate of Promised Reforms