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Communities Stand Up to Coal in Putin’s Russia

Blog Post | October 7, 2017 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director
Mass demonstrations are popping up all over Russia. Why? Because people are fed up with breathing, eating, and drinking toxic coal dust. Along the way, these protesters are disrupting...

FIELD UPDATE: Big Decision on Toxic Oil

Blog Post | July 6, 2017 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Good news this afternoon in London: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) marine environment protection committee just approved our coalition’s proposal to deal with the issue of dangerous heavy fuel...

Council Right to Address Fuel Risks

In the News | May 12, 2017 | Kevin Harun | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
As a former Fairbanks Borough Assembly member, I am very excited that this week, my hometown is host to foreign ministers from across the Arctic. Arctic challenges are accruing...

Trump Attempts to Recklessly Expand Offshore Drilling

Press Release | April 28, 2017
President Trump announced that he would attempt to reverse the permanent protections against expanded offshore drilling in America’s Arctic and Atlantic oceans established by President Obama.

Switch to Cleaner Fuels Could Lower Risk for Arctic Shipping

Press Release | April 18, 2017
Washington D.C., April 18th, 2017:- A report published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Alternatives to heavy fuel oil use in the Arctic: Economic and environmental...

Russian Partner Seeks Political Asylum in U.S

In the News | April 16, 2017 | Megan Doyle | Portland Press Herald
Once, as a young man in 1991, Pavel Sulyandziga hid in the trunk of a car to catch one minute on an airport landing strip with Boris Yeltsin, who...