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Arctic Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK  Photo: Amy Gulick
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK Photo: Amy Gulick

2005 Success

Grantee:  Alaska Wilderness League

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Result: oil drilling halted

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is threatened by members of Congress who would like to open this special wild area to oil development. In 2005, it appeared likely that Congress would approve oil drilling in the Refuge. We made two grants to Alaska Wilderness League and the Alaska Coalition to support their work to demonstrate grassroots opposition to drilling in the Arctic Refuge. With our support, and that of many other funders and individuals, these organizations led the effort to halt the drilling proposal.