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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...

2008-07-20 12:00:37

By JEANNETTE J LEE ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- For the fifth time in a decade, the federal government will allow companies to bid for oil and gas leases in the sprawling National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, officials announced Wednesday. No oil or gas production has resulted from previous lease sales. However, o%- cials of the Bureau of Land Management touted the sale, the fifth since 1999, as an opportunity to offset high fuel costs. The government estimates that the roughly 3...

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...

2006-03-02 00:00:00

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Enticed by oil prices over $60 a barrel, energy companies and individual investors bid more than $31.2 million on Wednesday for oil and gas rights in Alaskan territory, according to preliminary sale results. "I'm thrilled, no doubt about it," said Bill Van Dyke, acting director of the Alaska Division of Oil and Gas. "It's just a real healthy environment on the North Slope right now for both companies that have been here for a long time as well as companies...

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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