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Recent news articles and statements regarding the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden agree to work together to safeguard Porcupine caribou herd calving grounds

On February 23, 2021, following their first bilateral meeting, President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau released the “Roadmap for a Renewed U.S. – Canada Partnership” within which they recognized the importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and “agreed to work together to help safeguard the Porcupine caribou herd calving grounds that are invaluable to…

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Arctic Refuge Protection Act Reintroduced in U.S. House and Senate

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and prevent oil and gas exploration and development activities from taking place. News from the Senators and Representatives who are leading the efforts is available here.

Leases Issued for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain Oil & Gas Program

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management signed and issued leases on nine tracts of land totaling 437,804 acres of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Leases were issued to Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), Knik Arm Services LLC, and Regenerate Alaska Inc. The BLM released information on the leases here.…

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Canadian banks refuse to finance drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Five major banks in Canada have updated their policies to reject financing of oil and gas exploration and development activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge following engagement with Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Gwich’in Tribal Council. The Vuntut Gwitchin Government and the Gwich’in Tribal Council issued the following media release regarding the news.

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