Alyssa Sappenfield

Alyssa Sappenfield

Alyssa Sappenfield is the energy analyst for the Alaska Public Interest Research Group and the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition. She was born in the Philippines, then grew up in New Mexico and Oklahoma. She graduated from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics and has a B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a J.D. and certificate in public onterest law with a civil rights focus from Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to living in Alaska, Alyssa practiced law in Michigan. With AKPIRG and FCAC, Alyssa utilizes her knowledge and experience with systemic inequities to analyze energy developments and advance public interests in research, policy, regulatory, and legislative matters. Alyssa lives on Dena’ina lands with her family.

The trans-Alaska pipeline is seen on Sept. 19 in Fairbanks. This portion of the pipeline is 450 miles south of Prudhoe Bay. Hilcorp Energy Co., through its subsidiary Harvest Midstream, now own the approximately 49% share previously owned by BP. The Regulatory Commisison of Alaska gave final approval to the acquisition in December of 2020.(Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Alaskans deserve to know more about companies profiting from our natural resources, like Hilcorp

By: and - May 16, 2023

On June 28, the Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments on the city of Valdez’s cases related to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska’s approval of the BP-Hilcorp deal. Alaska Supreme Court oral arguments are open to the public and will also be livestreamed. Though the seduction of the summer outdoors is strong, Alaskans need to […]