Keep It In The Ground

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Addressing the catastrophe impacts of climate change means keeping remaining fossil fuel resources in the ground.  A just transition to a socially and environmentally regenerative economy requires saying "no" to the economic choices we know are inconsistent with climate justice.  This working group acts on behalf of the coalition, frequently in collaboration with other organizations, to mount popular grassroots campaigns to show the resistance of normal Alaskans to the expansion of fossil fuel development projects in our state.

 

ACTION ALERT: Trump Administration announces "National Outer Continental Shelf
Oil and Gas Leasing Program
."

  2017 Peoples' Hearing, Morris Thompson Cultural Center

2017 Peoples' Hearing, Morris Thompson Cultural Center

Public commenting period open until March 9th, 2018

The Trump Administration has proposed opening an unprecedented amount of the U.S. continental shelf waters for oil & gas exploration, including almost all of Alaska’s coasts. This represents an enormous threat to coastal communities and Indigenous livelihoods, the environments Alaskans depend on, and our global climate. Submit comments directly to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management HERE!

The public hearing in Alaska was postponed, BOEM should be announcing the new date, time, and location soon. While we in the Interior do not depend daily on the ocean environment we know that what happens on the coast and in Alaska oceans effects us all. Public hearings should be held in many more places throughout Alaska. FCAC co-hosted an event Tuesday January 23rd in Fairbanks to speak out for the Protection of Alaska Oceans and coasts.  Check out this brief FACT SHEET for more.

Fairbanks Peoples' Hearing: Protect Alaska Oceans

Wednesday Feb 21st: Fairbanks Peoples' Hearing at the Noel Wien Library 5:30pm. See more HERE.

Alaskans voices rising! Healthy Alaska oceans are vital to our food security, to our economy, to Indigenous way of life. Nearly all the waters surrounding Alaska have been put on the table for oil development and Alaskans say No!

 

Photos from an event co-hosted with Native Movement, Defend the Sacred AK, and the Northern Environmental Center