Alaska Soles • Entered by Loren Karro on January 3, 2021

Advocacy against AIDEA purchase of Arctic NWR leases

December 22, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 2
Participants 1
Total Hours 2

Key Issue: Oil, Gas, or Mineral Development
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Landscape/area: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (999999 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Advocacy actions (1 comments)
Outcome 2: Advocacy actions (25 emails)

Short Description of Activity

Review AIDEA resolution to bid on Arctic NWR lease sales themselves; compose and send out email to Broad leaders and to Alaska Soles list to ask them to submit comments; submit comments re same

Reflection/Evaluation

AIDEA announced this Sunday night, written comments were due Monday and emergency meeting to be held on Tuesday. They wish to do this as they fear no one will bid on the lease sales, and for good reason. This is an unprecedented action as they may not be elegeable to bid under the federal guidelines, this leases purchasing may require legislative action under their own regulations, and why is a state agency bidding on lease sales that should be up to the free market to buy or not?

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