The future of ANWR

A pond on ANWR coastal plain. The fate of the plain, also called the 1002 area, has been in dispute for 40 years. (Photo: USFWS)

Opening the 10-02 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or ANWR has been a dream of Alaska’s congressional delegation and the oil industry for decades, but for Gwitch’in people and environmentalists, the idea is a nightmare. The Bureau of Land Management plans a lease sale there this year. How will that unfold and what’s at stake? It’s our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska.

Listen to archival audio from previous debates about ANWR below.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Andy Moderow, Alaska Director of Alaska Wilderness League
  • Liz Ruskin, Washington D.C. reporter for Alaska Public Media
  • Rebecca Logan, CEO of Alaska Support Industry Alliance

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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