In front of a new water treatment plant, a group of Tl'azt'en First Nation members stand together alongside consultants, academics and an engineer from Indigenous Services Canada ready to cut the ribbon.
Ten years ago this week, a 27-year-old University of Utah student sat in on a BLM auction, raising a paddle, over and over again, until he found himself the would-be owner of 14 oil and gas leases near Arches National Park and other iconic Utah landscapes.
BP is undertaking a massive effort to get the clearest picture yet of what the Prudhoe Bay oil field looks like. The idea is that, after all these years, there’s more oil at Prudhoe Bay to drill, but it’s in smaller, harder-to-find pockets.
There was no talk about the aggravating and potentially devastating climate changes that is unfolding in the Arctic. The meeting headed by PM Medvedev had its focus not on nature protection, but on exploitation.