Defend Alaska's Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve

  • by: John G
  • recipient: Michael Dunleavy, Governor of Alaska

Help stop the bulldozing of a 220-mile industrial access road across Alaska's Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. The Ambler Industrial Access Road is fiscally irresponsible and environmentally disastrous.

If built, this road would allow the development of open pit copper mining north of the Arctic Circle, cross over 100 rivers and streams, and bring one of the most toxic forms of industrialization to the people, caribou and salmon that inhabit the wild country of Alaska's far north.

Outrageously, the road would bulldoze across Alaska native subsistence lands and waterways and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. 

Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority are currently seeking federal permits for this environmental nightmare.

Governor Dunleavy is ignoring resolutions of opposition from the native villages of Evansville, Allakaket and Kobuk, as well as the city of Bettles and the Tanana Chiefs Conference, a native corporation charged with advancing tribal self-determination and unity.

If we add our voices to theirs we can help stop the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road proposal and keep this environmental destruction from the Brooks Range and the people who live there.

Ambler road

Click here to see a larger version of the Ambler mining road map.

A 220-mile industrial access road across Alaska's Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve is fiscally irresponsible and environmentally disastrous. The local villages are against the Ambler Industrial Access Road and understand that open pit copper mining and mountain top removal is one of the most toxic forms of industrialization. This megaproject will threaten the water and land of the people, caribou, and salmon that make their home north of the Arctic Circle. Stop appropriating public funds to subsidize a destructive industry that will adversely affect future generations. Proper care of Alaska's wild lands must continue to be a priority for a sustainable Alaska.

Update #71 years ago
The Ambler industrial access road is currently undergoing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Survey. You can help! Click through to add your comments at the National Parks Conservation Association portal. Your actions make a difference! Comments must be in by November 4, 2022
Update #62 years ago
The 28-minute “Paving Tundra” film is currently available free to watch at
The documentary film explores how the proposed Ambler Road will affect the people of Northwest Alaska.
Update #52 years ago
Politico has released an in depth article on the rushed Environmental Impact Statement that resulted in a Right of Way permit for the Ambler Road proposal. Read all about it here:
Update #46 years ago
Thank you for taking us over 100,000 signatures! The State of Alaska is now entering the scoping phase for this project where they try to figure out just how big of a disaster it will be. Please go to and click the link to add your scoping comments. The mountains are calling, local lives, traditions and caribou are threatened, and we must speak. Thank you.
Update #37 years ago
Thank you all for your continued support, view our PSA at and keep sharing please.
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