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2014-05-27 16:21:48

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong bipartisan majorities of registered Alaska voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll released by API. "Today's poll shows strong majorities of Alaska voters support more domestic oil and natural gas development, regardless of party affiliation," said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of API. "Perhaps more than any other state, Alaska understands the connection between access to...

2011-08-01 11:01:00

Technology and economics drive notable increases in U.S. oil production, but report cites regulatory challenges as potential impediments to future growth WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) issued original analysis today examining the drivers and impacts of the recent surge in U.S. oil production. The report finds that high oil prices and innovative development techniques are combining to place substantial new resources on the table...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

2010-03-31 10:29:00

SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today commended the Obama administration's decision to withdraw Bristol Bay from its national offshore energy plan and proceed cautiously with new U.S. Arctic Ocean oil and gas leases. "We thank President Obama and Interior Secretary Salazar for protecting Bristol Bay, one of the planet's richest marine ecosystems," said Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic program. "Bristol Bay must be...

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2009-02-05 06:40:00

On Wednesday, House Republicans urged President Barack Obama to open the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines to oil drilling. The lawmakers hope to see a 5-year plan proposed at the end of the Bush administration go forward. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told Reuters he will review the proposal along with a number of "midnight" Bush regulations. "We respectfully urge that you allow the five-year offshore drilling plan to continue because it is vital to our economy," the lawmakers said in a...

2009-01-17 08:10:00

The Bush administration is seeking to let energy companies drill for oil and natural gas in six U.S. offshore areas once deemed off limits, observers say. In one of the Bush White House's last acts, it has moved to open a 60-day public comment period on whether to allow leasing for oil and gas in six sites off California, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic seaboard which had been banned under a federal moratorium that Congress allowed to expire last fall, The Wall Street...


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