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.

World Maritime Body Presents Polar Code to Arctic Council Meeting in Alaska

March 10, 2017
It was the first time that an IMO secretary general had participated at an Arctic Council SAO meeting. Participants of the Arctic Council meeting discussed other key topics such...

My Turn: Arctic Council Can Protect Environment by Promoting Ban on Fuel Oil

March 7, 2017
This week the eight permanent members of the Arctic Council, six organizations that represent the Arctic indigenous peoples and numerous observer states are meeting in Juneau, Alaska, as the...

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s Nomination

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...

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 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,...

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...