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Tongass Plan Amendment Should Move Faster to stop Old-Growth Clearcutting

Published: Nov 20, 2015
Forest Service should move faster to end old-growth clearcutting in new Tongass plan amendment.
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Old-Growth Logging: The True Culprit behind Drastic Wolf Declines in the Tongass

Published: Oct 15, 2015
New Audubon Alaska report shows old-growth logging the culprit for Tongass wolf declines.
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Audubon Comments on Arctic Ocean Drilling Approval

Published: Jul 22, 2015
David Yarnold speaks out on Shell receiving permits to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Shell Oil’s Risky and Reckless Arctic Drilling Plan

Published: Jun 2, 2015
Audubon joins legal challenge to rushed Arctic Ocean permits allowing Shell to drill in summer ...
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Environmental and Alaska Native Groups Continue Fight to Protect the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea from Risky Drilling

Published: Jun 1, 2015
Audubon joins in legal challenge to Shell's plan to drill in Arctic Ocean in summer 2015.
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First Oil and Gas Drilling in NPRA Sets Disappointingly Low Bar for Minimizing Harmful Effects

Published: Feb 13, 2015
Permenent road in Greater Mooses Tooth 1 development will impact WatchList bird habitat.

Conservation Groups Applaud Continued Arctic Refuge Bipartisan Leadership by Reps. Huffman and Fitzpatrick

Published: Jan 8, 2015
Audubon applauds bipartisan leadership in Congress to protect Arctic Refuge coastal plain. &nbs...
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Massive Big Thorne Timber Sale Deals a Severe Blow to the Tongass, Taxpayers

Published: Aug 21, 2014
Forest Service announces largest old-growth timber sale on Tongass in decades.
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Senators Cantwell and Kirk introduce bipartisan bill to protect the Arctic Refuge

Published: Nov 13, 2013
Senators Cantwell (D-WA) and Kirk (R-IL) reaffirmed the bipartisan history of support for the ...

Audubon Alaska Statement: Forest Service “Modification” to Tongass Management Plan Missing Key Components

Published: Oct 1, 2013
Forest Service "modification" to Tongass management falls short.

Conservationists express outrage over huge, industrial-scale timber project

Published: Jul 1, 2013
Conservation groups say the huge Big Thorne timber sale in the Tongass is not transitioning out...
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Conservation groups ask Obama Administration to protect the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness

Published: Mar 6, 2013
A final decision this month could protect wildlife and subsistance resources.

Audubon statement on Shell drilling "pause"

Published: Feb 27, 2013
Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold responds to the announcement that Shell will "pause" it...

Audubon Joins Conservation Groups To Ask Administration for a Suspension of Arctic Ocean Drilling

Published: Jan 10, 2013
Conservation groups ask Salazar to suspend offshore oil and gas activities in Arctic Ocean.
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MAP: Kulluk Rig Grounding Near Globally Important Bird Areas for Seabirds, Audubon Reveals

Published: Jan 7, 2013
Shell's drill rig the Kulluk went aground in a globally significant Important Bird Area.
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Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve: Jet Boat Company Repeatedly Violates Permit

Published: Sep 11, 2012
Audubon supports enforcement and monitoring of jetboat tours in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve...
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Audubon Response to Department of Interior's Decision to Allow Shell's "Preparatory" Work

Published: Aug 30, 2012
Audubon Reacts to Green Light for Shell "Preparatory Drilling" in Arctic Ocean

Shell Oil Should Not Get Special Treatment from EPA

Published: Jul 18, 2012
Shell asks to break air quality standards in upcoming Arctic Ocean drilling.

Alaska Tribal Corporation Responds to Audubon Report Criticizing Its Tongass Plan

Published: Feb 29, 2012
Sealaska responds to Audubon Alaska report that pending legislation would allow logging of rare...
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Report: Sealaska legislation threatens rare Tongass rainforest habitat

Published: Feb 22, 2012
Audubon Alaska report shows Sealaska bill threatens last Tongass old growth.

400,000 people, 573 scientists and more than 60 members of Congress urge Obama to say no to Arctic drilling

Published: Feb 8, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Americans urged President Obama to remove two Arctic Ocean lease sales...

Audubon Supports Protection of Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain

Published: Jan 3, 2012
November 15, 2011 - Today marks the end of the historic comment period for future management o...

Proposed Legislation Threatens Teshekpuk Lake

Published: Jan 3, 2012
Eric Myers testified about House Bill 2150 before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Minera...
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