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Arctic Refuge

This folder contains reports, fact sheets, briefing papers and letters to Congress about the Arctic Refuge

Fairbanks Daily News Miner Editorial: Vital Hearings (Oct 23, 1959)

This Fairbanks newspaper editorial advocating the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Range appeared on October 23, 1959 and was reprinted on October 19, 2009

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Anchorage Daily Times Editorial: Alaska winds up with more open acres (December 12, 1960)

"The new Arctic Wildlife Range created by the executive order of Interior Secretary Fred A. Seaton appears to be the cause of pain and anguish for some of Alaska's politicians. Not so for the majority of sportsman's associations and groups, who have publically expressed appreciation of Seaton's move to withdraw the acreage in northeast Alaska for the preservation of wildlife there. There are many ramifications of the Wildlife Range which, on the balance, will provide the evidence that the overall effect of it is for the better..."

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Alaska Coalition Letter to Congress Opposing S. 503 Arctic Refuge drilling bill

Letter sent by Alaska Coalition organizations to Senate opposing Sen. Murkowski's Arctic Refuge drilling bill (S. 503, so-called "directional drilling" bill) in May 2009

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Arctic Refuge CCP: Rebuttals to Oil Industry Myths

Multinational oil corporations and their allies who desire changing laws to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge make many claims that do not withstand scrutiny. In reality, the Interior Department concluded oil development would have MAJOR impacts to wildlife and wilderness in 1987; oil and gas is NOT a purpose of the Arctic Refuge; the Fish & Wildlife Service properly did not include an oil and gas development alternative in the CCP; the Conservation Plan correctly included Wilderness Reviews and Recommendations and the "No More" clause of ANILCA does not apply. Read More....

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Arctic Refuge map of caribou, whale migrations

This map was designed by Paloma Garcia Simon, Arctic intern, for NAEC's display Arctic Migrations at the Noel Wien Library, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2011. (Map is 10.7 mb)

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Remembering Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood, Sen. Lisa Murkowski March 20, 2013

Tribute in the Congressional Record, March 20, 2013 (pp. S2024-2025).

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Arctic Refuge CCP & Wilderness Review: Strong Alaskan and National support for protection

Public hearing testimony and comments showed strong support from Alaskans and across the Nation for protecting Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain and other areas not yet designated as Wilderness. Over 612,000 comments on the CCP overwhelmingly supported protection and no drilling and were received from all 50 states and 135 other countries. Over 500 people atended hearings in Alaska, nearly 200 testified, and most favored protecting the refuge and coastal plain wilderness, with 2:1 in favor in Anchorage and 60% favoring protection in Fairbanks. Support for protecting the coastal plan endorsed by tribal governments, Tanana Chiefs Conference and others. Support for protecting the refuge was voiced by nearly 100 Alaskan businesses, a dozen Alaska based conservation organizations (plus national groups with Alaska offices), and Alaskans commented from 102 different communities.

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18th Annual Run for the Refuge Race Times 2014

View the top three winners for men, women, and kids (12 and under) in the 5 and 10k races, as well as all race times.

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