EPA Warns of Significant Climate and Environmental Justice Impacts
In a letter submitted to the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency called out the significant environmental justice and climate impacts Willow would have. The EPA also called some of the climate impact calculations presented in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact (DSEIS) “misleading.”
Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Wilderness Society Urge Biden Administration To Evaluate Climate Impact of Willow
Learn about how the Willow project is a climate disaster in waiting and the need for federal agencies to conduct more robust analyses of the project’s impacts from this Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Wilderness Society comment letter.
161 Businesses and Organizations Urge Department Of Interior To Decline To Approve Willow
161 businesses and organizations from across the country sent a letter to Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland urging the administration to deny approval for ConocoPhillips’ massive oil and gas project located in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
You can read the letter HERE
Members of Congress Urge Sec. Deb Haaland To Reverse Course on Defending Willow
A bi-cameral coalition of Members of congress sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging that the agency reverse course on defending the Willow project and asking that DOI rescind its approvals of Willow and reanalyzed the project under the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act to disclose its true impacts.
For More, Read the Congressional bicameral sign-on letter to Secretary Haaland opposing the Willow project.
House Committee on Natural Resources Urge Secretary Haaland to Extend Public Comment Period for the Willow Project
Members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources sent a letter urging Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to extend the public comment period for the Willow project due to conflicts with the Alaska Native subsistence harvest season on the North Slope.
For more, read the letter from top Members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources.
Conservation and Climate Organizations Send Letter to Sec. Deb Haaland Urging DOI To Slow Down Willow Approval Process
Learn more about key issues identified by the Environmental Protection Agency in the BLM’s supplemental environmental impact statement for the Willow project by reading the EPA’s comment letter. The letter also outlines the EPA’s concerns regarding Willow’s impacts on local communities, environmental justice, Indigenous rights, and the environment.
Environmental and Conservation CEO Letter to Sec. Haaland
Environmental leaders of conservation, climate, and indigenous organizations representing millions of members across the nation wrote a letter to Secretary Deb Haaland expressing considerable concern over the speed of the Department of the Interior’s permitting process for ConocoPhillips’ Willow Master Development Project in America’s Western Arctic.
You can read the full letter HERE.
Communities Most Affected by Willow Send Letter to Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Urging to Extend Public Comment Period
Check out letters from the City of Nuiqsut, the closest community to the proposed Willow project, and the Native Village of Nuiqsut, a federally recognized tribe, urging the Secretary of the Interior to extend the public comment due to conflicts with subsistence hunting activities.
House Of Representatives Committee On Natural Resources Letter To ConocoPhillips on Alpine Gas Leak
The Leadership from the U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Natural Resources sent a letter seeking information in the wake of a month-long natural gas leak at the Alpine Oil Field, owned and operated by ConocoPhillips on Alaska’s North Slope.
The ongoing leak and ConocoPhillips’ response raised a number of troubling questions, including how your company would respond to similar leaks at your proposed Willow project inside the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
For More, read the House Natural Resource Committee Letter to ConocoPhillips on the recent gas leak.
Members of Congress Urge Sec. David Bernhardt To Reverse Course on Defending Willow
A bi-cameral coalition of members of congress sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt urging the Trump administration to suspend any further action on the Willow project due to great concerns about the harmful impacts that Willow could have on the unique ecological and subsistence values found in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
For more, read the letter to Secretary Bernhardt from members of congress opposing the Willow project.