Pacific Environment partners with U.S. environmental groups and indigenous leaders to promote climate justice, fight offshore oil drilling in Alaska, and advocate ocean rules that protect California and Arctic coastal communities, marine wildlife and fragile coastal waters.

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, listens to a question during a news conference (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be the next Secretary of State.

January 10, 2017
A broad coalition of more than 50 national organizations -- including groups focused on foreign policy, civil rights, climate, human rights, faith, labor, development and transparency issues -- sent...
Pacific Environment aims to mobilize the international community to protect Arctic peoples and wildlife. (Photo: Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography/ArcticPhoto)

Hopeful News for Arctic Protection As We Head Into 2017

December 26, 2016
As 2016 ends and we look ahead to the challenges of 2017, I want to pause for a minute and share with you some encouraging news for the future...
Indigenous peoples across the Arctic practice traditional ways of life closely connected to the waters on which they rely for food. (Photo: Austin Ahmasuk)

Indigenous Leaders Need a Seat at the U.N. Table

December 23, 2016
“The anticipated increase in ship traffic in the Arctic is second in magnitude only to the initial arrival of European settlers on our shores.” When my friend Austin Ahmasuk,...
Our advocacy to President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau helped make the threat of heavy fuel oil a top priority for Arctic policy makers and even some shipping companies. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)

It’s Time to Ban Toxic Oil from the Arctic

December 2, 2016
Right now, Pacific Environment is gearing up to fight two big threats to the Arctic: a catastrophic oil spill and President-elect Trump’s ruthless fossil fuel agenda. Transported as cargo...
Eduard Zdor, Chukchi man who has been fighting for decades to preserve his people’s livelihoods. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

We Stand with Chukchis, Muslims, Appalachian Families – and All Who Fight for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities

November 22, 2016
Recently in London—10 days before the U.S. election—I had the privilege of hearing my friend Eduard Zdor speak. Eduard is a Chukchi leader from the Russian Arctic who founded...
Thousands of protesters gathered in the Civic Center plaza of San Francisco, CA at sunrise to demonstrate solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock. (Photo: Pacific Environment)

I Stood with Standing Rock Today

November 15, 2016
I woke up at 3:30 am today to start my trip into San Francisco to for an action to support the communities defending the Missouri River at Standing Rock,...