National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

Bureau of Land Management

About 40 people showed up Monday at a meeting in Fairbanks to offer comments for and against a proposed North Slope oil and gas project. Supporters say development of ConocoPhillips’s Willow prospect would create jobs and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents warn it would further harm the environment and the health of people who live nearby. They also told federal officials to stop trying to rush the review process and give them more time to study the proposal.

U.S. Air Force

President Obama begins his historic visit to Alaska today to promote his plan to respond to global warming in the place he says is “on the front lines of climate change.”