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ACF Ted Smith Conservation Intern

ACF Ted Smith Conservation Intern

Posted by Maya Goodoni at May 31, 2016 05:45 PM |

Inletkeeper is happy to welcome another Ted Smith Conservation intern! Maya Goodoni has joined our team for the summer, and as an environmental studies major, she brings skills to help us protect the watershed we all love.

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Fracking Opens Dangerous Door in Cook Inlet

Fracking Opens Dangerous Door in Cook Inlet

Posted by Bob Shavelson at May 06, 2016 06:21 PM |

BlueCrest Energy has proposed a fracking program at its Cosmopolitan Unit north of Anchor Point. The fracking target is about a mile and half deep, and over two miles offshore, so there’s little risk to drinking or surface waters. And BlueCrest plans to dispose of its fracking fluid wastewater in a regulated Class II disposal well on the Upper Peninsula. The BlueCrest fracking project has attracted considerable attention, but from Inletkeeper’s perspective, the greatest problems posed by more oil development don’t involve fracking in deep, offshore formations. Rather, the fact there’s zero production tax on Cook Inlet oil, on top of massive tax credits, means we’re almost giving away our publicly-owned resource. Furthermore, Inletkeeper sees climate change as the greatest threat to our people and planet, and we believe all oil and gas development has to stop so we can transition to a post-carbon economy around renewable energy.

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Warm Winters bring Unwelcomed Aphids

Warm Winters bring Unwelcomed Aphids

Posted by Sue Mauger at Apr 06, 2016 08:56 PM |

Spruce trees that survived the bark beetle infestation years ago may now have to face off with the spruce aphid.

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BOG Needs to Hear Support for Critical Habitat Areas

BOG Needs to Hear Support for Critical Habitat Areas

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Mar 09, 2016 02:44 PM |

The Board of Game will soon consider a management plan for the Dude Creek Critical Habitat Area which will shape the future of Alaska’s critical habitat areas, fish and game refuges and wildlife sanctuaries for years to come. And we need you to weigh-in by March 16….

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