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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed suit against the Department of the Interior over its unprecedented designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope, an area larger than the state of California.
BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move.
Whaling plays a central role in the Inupiat Eskimo culture. Every spring, whaling crews head out onto the thawing ice to catch a bowhead whale. Subsistence hunting is also a financial necessity for many residents in the northern reaches of Alaska.