Willow Backgrounder

America’s Western Arctic represents one of the most important fronts in the fight against climate change. Also known as the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska, this 23-million-acre expanse of intact public lands is home to wildlife and Indigenous communities who have lived in the region since time immemorial. It’s also under dire threat from fossil fuel development as ConocoPhillips seeks final approval from the Biden administration for its disastrous Willow oil project – a proposal that would lock in decades of fossil fuel extraction and desecrate a massive swath of the pristine Western Arctic. Read more here.