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Thumbs Up for President Obama who Announces Plan to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Future Oil and Gas Drilling!!!


In a White house press release and video message posted online, President Obama announced his plan to designate Bristol Bay as off limits to consideration for oil and gas leasing, exploration and drilling — an action that will safeguard waters that help provide 40 percent of USA’s wild-caught seafood, support a $2 billion annual fishing industry, and are vital to the commercial fishing and tourism economy and to Alaska Native communities. 736 more words

ENGOs

Protecting Bristol Bay: Smart Money

A little op-ed piece I wrote for the Patagonia blog:

President Obama’s recent protection of Bristol Bay from oil and gas exploration may feel like a victory for fish and the environment, but I think it’s really about time and money. 111 more words

A New Break for Alaska's Bristol Bay

We’ve hosted a good number of Alaskan “bird of the day” photos here, and we share the near-universal affinity for the charismatic Arctic mammal that is the… 361 more words

Conservation

Will We Have A Winter?

While so many parts of the lower 48 are having a colder than ‘normal’ winter most of Alaska has been basking in temperatures that resemble fall more than winter! 458 more words

Rural Alaska

Alaskan Bay Off Limits for Drilling

Obama announced on Tuesday that Alaska’s Bristol Bay is to be free from oil drilling. This was an indefinite extension to a protection that would only have lasted until 2017. 250 more words