Insurance companies pressured to not support oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Fairbanks, AK (December 2, 2020.)- The Gwich’in Steering Committee and a coalition of Indigenous and conservation organizations and investors today released a letter to international insurance companies asking that they pledge to not insure or invest in oil and gas development projects—or companies engaged in such projects—in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Alaska. The coalition, composed of 77 organizations representing nearly 9 million members and more than $47 billion in assets under management. Continue reading

Gwich’in Steering Committee Statement on Trump Administration Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

August 17th, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Department of the Interior is expected to release a “record of decision” approving drilling in the entire coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading

Wells Fargo Rejects Funding for Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Fairbanks, AK – Wells Fargo has released an update to its environmental policy on arctic drilling, which included no direct finance of oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading

JPMorgan Chase Announces It Will Stop Funding Arctic Drilling

Fairbanks, Alaska—The Gwich’in Nation of Alaska and Canada applaud the decision by JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, to rule out financing new oil and gas drilling on sacred lands of the Gwich’in that is in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading