The future of ANWR

first_imgA pond on ANWR coastal plain. The fate of the plain, also called the 1002 area, has been in dispute for 40 years. (Photo: USFWS)Opening the 10-02 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or ANWR has been a dream of Alaska’s congressional delegation and the oil industry for decades, but for Gwitch’in people and environmentalists, the idea is a nightmare. The Bureau of Land Management plans a lease sale there this year. How will that unfold and what’s at stake? It’s our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska. HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Andy Moderow, Alaska Director of Alaska Wilderness LeagueLiz Ruskin, Washington D.C. reporter for Alaska Public MediaRebecca Logan, CEO of Alaska Support Industry AllianceLINKS:Video: What is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?Related: Interior delays public comment deadline for ANWR oil leasingFor a full list of ANWR leasing public hearings, click herePARTICIPATE:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Listen to archival audio from previous debates about ANWR below.last_img

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