Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

Naming rights and the battle for Alaska oil on federal land

It would be easy to justify oil exploration in something called the "Arctic Oil Reserve," a name once invented by the Alaska congressional delegation...
Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

Greenland abuse revelations represent a boundless failure

In the shadow of ambitious High North initiatives, we have forgotten the most important actors. Our children. Both on Greenland and in Northern Norway...
Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

Alaskans need to take initiative on Arctic refuge

New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Alaska last week and appeared to make a good impression on Alaskans he met and who listened...
It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel era

It’s time for Alaska to reckon with the end of fossil-fuel...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Alaska and the filing of an undisclosed-applicant permit application to drill “in a giant area in the Susitna Basin...
Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit? Let’s be real

Drilling in the Alaska’s Arctic refuge to close the federal deficit?...

The White House’s budget was be delivered to Congress earlier this week. Called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the 62-page document proposes opening the...
Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Petroleum reserve plan is working; why fix what isn’t broken?

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources commissioner recently characterized the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska’s Integrated Activity Plan as lacking balance. In fact, the plan in its current form has...
Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

Sea Shepherd and others attacking Native whaling are allies of conquest

The conquest of America continues — the theft of the continent from indigenous people — with ignorant online attacks against a teenage harpooner who...
Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on Trump’s foreign policy agenda

Why the Arctic should — and probably will — stay on...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attendance at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks this week, as the United States hands over the council’s...
It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the meat in the meeting

It’s time for an Arctic Council ministerial summit that puts the...

This week, foreign ministers from Arctic states will gather in Fairbanks, Alaska, to collectively chart a course for the Arctic Council for the next...
The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

The Arctic Dialogue is put to the test

In less than six weeks, four of the Arctic states have rolled out or will roll out their High North strategies. There are great...