Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Election-Poster-in-Alaska-27MZIFVPECDI.htmlConceptually similarMayor Election Candidate in AlaskaGP04CRVCompleted★★★★North Slope Mayor Elections in AlaskaGP04CRWCompleted★★★★Delivering Supplies in AlaskaGP04BGQCompleted★★★★Inupiat Whale Hunting in AlaskaGP04CR2Completed★★★★Flying Wainwright to Barrow in AlaskaGP04BGNCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQYCompleted★★★★Plane to Wainwright in AlaskaGP04BGUCompleted★★★★People of Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQ5Completed★★★★Inupiat Whaling Drawing in AlaskaGP04BQ6Completed★★★★View AllGP04CQKElection Poster in AlaskaA couple on a snow machine pass by a canvassing poster for George Ahmaogak senior for North Slope Borough Mayor in Barrow's Browerville. The regional Alaska municipality covers the northern most part of the U.S, a vast area of nearly 95,000 square miles with a population of approximately 10,000 Inupiaq eskimos in eight small cities. The North Slope Borough Mayor elections appear very standard at first glance. Jobs, day care, education, respect for elders and pride for the youth have all been campaign focus points. But there is one issue that stands out above all others. Offshore oil has been the defining election issue at the top of the world in a competition that has remained fierce to the very end.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Barrow (Alaska)-North America-United States of AmericaDate:6 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4985px X 3323pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Buildings-Day-Elections-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Motorbikes-Outdoors-Posters-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Snow-Snowmobiles-Two peopleShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.