From a group called American Rivers: "An oil and gas development scheme on Wild and Scenic Beaver Creek, a Yukon River tributary, threatens clean water, wild salmon, recreation, Alaska Native culture, and one of the nation’s last truly wild rivers. This threat landed Beaver Creek in the number eight spot in America’s Most Endangered Rivers: 2009 edition."
Looks like a spittin' match: "To get around the incompatibility of oil and gas development within protected areas, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the Bush administration proposed transferring 200,000 protected acres in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge to Doyon Ltd., a private corporation, for oil and gas development. The land trade poses an unacceptable risk to Beaver Creek and the Yukon River downstream. It would also set a dangerous precedent as a back-door means to obtain development rights within other national conservation areas in Alaska and make a mockery of the intent by which Congress established them.
"American Rivers and its partners called on the USFWS Alaska Regional Director Geoff Haskett and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to halt any further progress on the final Environmental Impact Statement and land exchange agreement."