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Oil drilling in ANWR moves ahead as part of Senate tax bill

Republicans took a major step forward early Saturday in their decades-long fight to open a piece of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Included as part of the sweeping tax reform bill passed by the Senate in a 51-to-49 vote is a highly controversial provision to allow energy exploration in a 1.5 million-acre swath of […]

Central and Porcupine Herds Survey Results

Central and Porcupine Herds Survey Results

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game (ADFG) have completed and calculated their surveys for the Central Arctic Caribou Herd (CAH) and the Porcupine Caribou Herd (PCH). The Central Herd migrates directly clockwise through Prudhoe Bay, North America’s largest oil field, and the Porcupine Herd migrates counterclockwise through the 10-02 Coastal Plain of ANWR on […]

Alaskan Arctic OCS and its Development

Alaskan Arctic OCS and its Development

The Chukchi and Beaufort Sea areas of the outer continental shelf (OCS) have been explored for over three decades in hopes to discover and produce oil to add to the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) .  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) estimates the Chukchi contains a mean average of 15.38bbls of conventional oil […]

Top ten reasons to support ANWR development

Top ten reasons to support ANWR development

1)  Only 8% of ANWR would be considered for exploration. – Only the 1.5 million acre 10-02 Area (8% of ANWR’s total area), is being considered for exploration.  The remaining 17.5 million acres of ANWR is permanently off limits to any exploration.  If oil is discovered, current legislation allows only allows 2000 acres of the […]

Making the Case for ANWR

Making the Case for ANWR

Imported Oil Too Costly   The U.S. currently imports 50% of its oil.  We consume 18 million barrels of oil a day and the Energy Information Administration projects this to increase to over 25 million barrels a day in the next 20 years.   Meanwhile our domestic production, for which Alaska counts for 6%, is in […]