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Three New Insurers Confirm Policy to Not Underwrite Oil & Gas Development in the Arctic

Total Climbs to 17 International Companies that Protect the Sacred Coastal Plain, though Still No Clear Commitments from U.S. Insurers For Immediate Release Fairbanks, AK – Two Bermuda-based insurance companies, ARGO Group and Fidelis Insurance Holdings […]

GSC and 240 Allied Organizations Urge U.S. Insurance Companies to Meet the Moment with Policy to Protect the Arctic Refuge 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hartford, CT – Once again calling upon U.S. insurance companies to commit to protection of the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas development, the Gwich’in Steering Committee (GSC) […]

The Gwich’in Steering Committee Celebrates Another Oil Driller Exit from Arctic Refuge 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fairbanks, AK  – The Gwich’in Steering Committee applauds yet another company for exiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Knik Arm Services is the latest to cancel their oil and gas lease and […]

Gwich’in Leaders Denounce Senate Leadership for Slamming the Door on Sacred Lands in the Arctic Refuge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gwich’in leaders were deeply disappointed today by the decision by the Senate to slam the door on protecting sacred lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of budget reconciliation–the very […]

Gwich’in Nation Urges Congress to Repeal 2017 Tax Act’s Arctic Refuge Leasing Mandate in Reconciliation Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gwich’in leaders responded to a budget reconciliation agreement brokered by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) by urging members of Congress to use the amendment process […]

SOMPO Joins the Growing List of Insurance Companies with Policies that Protect the Arctic Refuge

A Total of 14 International Insurers No Longer Support Oil and Gas Drilling in the Sacred Coastal Plain FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fairbanks, AK – On May 27, the Japanese-based insurance company SOMPO released a new […]

The Gwich’in Steering Committee Applauds Oil and Gas Company Exits from Arctic Refuge Leases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fairbanks, AK  – The Gwich’in Steering Committee applauds the exit of major oil and gas companies from their leases on sacred land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Regenerate Alaska, owned by […]

German Insurer Allianz Joins Ever-Growing Corporate Support to Protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge

For Immediate Release Fairbanks, AK  – Today the German-based insurance company, Allianz, announced a new policy that prohibits investments and insurance in oil and gas projects in the Arctic. The policy states that as of […]

GSC Insurance Scorecard Updated: 12 Companies Now have Policy that Protects the Arctic Refuge

Plus First U.S. Company Shows Progress  For Immediate Release FAIRBANKS, AK  – Today the Gwich’in Steering Committee (GSC) released an update to its scorecard that tracks global insurance companies’ policy on fossil fuel development in […]

Gwich’in Steering Committee Responds to AIG’s New Policy on Arctic Drilling, Notes Gwich’in Leaders will Stop at Nothing to Protect Traditional Lifeways

Today American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) announced new company-wide policy, which rules out providing insurance and investment to “any new Arctic energy exploration,” among other climate commitments. With this announcement, AIG is the first […]