Denali National Park in autumn  (photo credit: J. Yordy)

Denali National Park in autumn  (photo credit: J. Yordy)

Our History

In 1974 a small group of Alaskans formed a non-profit to protect consumers from big businesses insistent on taking advantage their customers. In the 35 years since then, the Alaska Public Interest Research Group has battled powerful interests across the state and advanced the interest of all Alaskans on a host of issues.

From consumer protection, identity theft and fraud, to voting rights, ethical government and clean energy, AKPIRG has been pursuing policies that give ordinary Alaskans a voice that can be heard. As a member of the federation of State PIRGs, we work on national policy as well as issues that are uniquely Alaskan.

We power our efforts from the grassroots and rely on a small staff with big goals and a dedicated group of board members and volunteers to fully serve our mission and its goals. Please take a few moments to find out about our latest work and how you can help.