Across Alaska, communities are struggling with the impacts of industrial development and global climate change. While many face relocation from coastal erosion, others are dealing with the health impacts of years of nearby oil and gas development or deadly seismic exploration in the waters that have sustained their cultures for thousands of years. This development is as much a threat to the physical environment as it is a violation of human rights and social justice.
Alaska Coalition is committed to honoring the human rights and traditional values of Alaska’s indigenous peoples and all communities facing environmental injustice. The Environmental Justice program supports those on the front lines of development by advocating for the meaningful participation of impacted communities in government decision-making, working with communities and tribes to mitigate environmental damages before they occur and pushing for independent industry oversight and stronger policies on human health.