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Department Decision Recommends Protecting Izembek National Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Today, the Department of the Interior signaled its preferred alternative to deny a request to build a road through remote wilderness areas of Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. The nearby city of King Cove, Alaska (pop.

Groups Call on N.C. to Provide Reliable, Long-term Solution after Outer Banks Highway Washed Out Again

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Julie Youngman, SELC, 919-967-1450

Haley McKey, Defenders of Wildlife, 202- 772-3270

 

Groups Call on N.C. to Provide Reliable, Long-term Solution after
Outer Banks Highway Washed Out Again

Less Exposed, More Reliable Option Needed for People and Refuge

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Bald Eagle, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland © Becky Gregory
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Environmental Groups Appeal Arctic Drilling Suit Dismissal

More than a dozen environmental and Native American groups are appealing a U.S. judge’s February decision to uphold a 2008 drilling lease sale that opened for exploration the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska.

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Granting Safe Passage to Panthers

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New roadside detectors in Florida help the big cats get to the other side

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Senate Votes to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Big Oil Drills

U.S. Senate rejects Big Oil giveaway, protecting key polar bear habitat from dangerous drilling

In March 2012, in its first vote on the issue since 2008, the U.S. Senate decisively voted down a measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration.

The amendment, offered by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), mirrored an extreme “drill everywhere” bill passed in the House of Representatives in February under the guise of funding this year’s transportation bill.

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