Harnessing People Power to Protect Alaska’s Last Remaining Wilderness

February 1, 2021

January has seen major progress toward protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, thanks to the organizing power of three distinct communities—Indigenous activists, TikTok creators, and the makers of an unfinished documentary film—that came together toward a common goal.

In December, with an oil lease sale looming and the Trump administration trying to push through a seismic study for oil exploration before leaving the White House, the pressure was on for environmental groups and Gwich’in and Iñupiat activists who have been working to stave off fossil fuel companies for decades.

Source: Harnessing People Power to Protect Alaska’s Last Remaining Wilderness - yes! magazine