Alaska Coalition * Alaska Wilderness League * Appalachian Voices * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Gwich'in Steering Committee *
National Audubon Society * National Wildlife Federation * Northern Alaska Environmental Center * Sierra Club * Trustees for Alaska * * U.S. Public Interest Research Group * The Wilderness Society * World Wildlife Fund
Corporate and Industrial Development Cited as Most Pervasive Threat to Refuges
(10/08/2004) - Washington, D.C. – Growing threats combined
with seriously inadequate federal funding and thin congressional support have
thrown the country’s national wildlife refuge system into a state of decline
over the last several years, declared Defenders of Wildlife days before National
Wildlife Refuge Week (October 10-16).
(09/21/2004) - Washington ,
D.C. – Defenders of
Wildlife will release its first annual Ten Most Endangered Wildlife Refuges
report on Friday, October 8th to kick off National Wildlife Refuge Week (October
10-16). The report identifies ten refuges facing the
most serious and immediate environmental abuses this year.
(11/04/2003) - ANCHORAGE
, AK -- Lawmakers seeking to open the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge have failed once again to garner the votes they need. Language
opening the Refuge to oil and gas interests was dropped from the energy bill
after it became clear that its inclusion could jeopardize final passage. GOP
lawmakers sought to portray the remaining bill as a compromise, but
environmental groups maintained that the remaining bill largely reflects the
desires of the oil industry and would still be disastrous for the environment.