Oil and Gas Leasing

Gwich'in Steering Committee

Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Bernadette Demientieff is the executive director of Gwich’in Steering Committee in Fairbanks, Alaska. She talks to host Amy Hadden Marsh about how oil extraction in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and the Coastal Plain will devastate Gwich’in culture and the sacred Caribou on which they depend.

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A review of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s most recent oil and gas leasing data shows that since 2017, more than 60 percent of oil and gas leases were offered in water-stressed areas. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop and four other conservation groups recently won a lawsuit that will force the Bureau of Land Management back to the drawing board on local oil and gas drilling plans. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


En un lado del condado hay gente que aboga por el cuidado del ambiente mientras que al otro lado del condado la falta de trabajos por el aceite y el gas impacta la economía de las familias. Gracias a eso, Charlando con Crystal nos dimos a la tarea de entrevistar al comisionado Tom Jankovsky, para que nos explicara su opinión del tema.

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A Federal District Court ruling in Idaho last month could trump the Trump administration's directive to speed up oil and gas lease sales in the West. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at what’s behind the ruling.