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2011-03-11 09:34:35

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals the critical importance of western Arctic Alaska's Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds that breed in the area during the brief, but productive arctic summers, and makes clearer the case for permanent protection of the area. Results of the four-year study"”the first to look at the full suite of bird species from around the world that descend on the Teshekpuk Lake region"”showed that the region contains some of...

2008-09-04 03:00:23

By Snow, Nick The US Bureau of Land Management issued a record of decision that sets the stage for a major lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska's northeast portion. Land in the NPR-A's northwest section also will be offered in the sale expected in the fall, the US Department of the Interior agency said on July 16. It said that the acreage, which will become available in the two sections, could result in as much as 8.4 billion bbl of oil being developed. Several trillion...

2008-07-23 00:00:42

By THOMAS B. LANGHORNE, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7432 or langhornet@courierpress.com High gas prices have emerged as a pivotal issue in congressional races across the country, prompting Rep. Brad Ellsworth's challenger to travel to the northeast corner of Alaska in a search for answers. Ellsworth, a first-term Democrat challenged by Republican Greg Goode, has called the question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf...

2008-07-17 00:00:20

ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ The federal government intends to hold a major oil and gas lease sale this fall in portions of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, officials in Washington, D.C., announced Wednesday. The Bureau of Land Management, which acts as landlord for the Indiana-sized reserve on Alaska's North Slope, today issued a "record of decision" spelling out land to be leased. Much of the NPR-A has been the subject of environmental challenges in court. "The rapid increase in energy...

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2008-05-18 01:10:00

Reversing its previous position, the Bush administration's Bureau of Land Management proposed Friday a 10-year ban on drilling in Arctic Alaska due to environmental concerns for the potentially oil-rich wetlands.  Environmentalists praised the reversal, which would include a leasing moratorium for 430,000 acres of wetlands north and east of vast Teshekpuk Lake in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. "This plan provides a balanced approach to energy development and wildlife...

2006-01-12 01:35:09

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The U.S. government paved the way on Wednesday for oil drilling in an Alaskan region used by migrating caribou and birds, three weeks after Congress blocked energy development in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Interior Department gave final approval to develop the Teshekpuk Lake region, setting up an oil-lease sale in September. The decision came a year after the Bureau of Land Management recommended drilling in the...

2006-01-12 01:35:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. government paved the way on Wednesday for oil drilling in an Alaskan region used by migrating caribou and birds, three weeks after Congress blocked energy development in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Interior Department gave final approval to develop the Teshekpuk Lake region, setting up an oil-lease sale in September. The decision came a year after the Bureau of Land Management recommended drilling in the region, which lies west...


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