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Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Anchorage federal building.The state sale includes tracts of state-owned Beaufort Sea seabed, land on the North Slope and in the North Slope foothills. It begins at 9 a.m. in Anchorage's Dena'ina...
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

...Legislature "opposes the recent decisions of the Obama Administration to cancel future lease sales in the Chukchi and the Beaufort seas and to deny the suspension of Shell and Statoil's leases."The letter comes as the Legislature considers the future...
State | AK legislature
Interior Department curbing future Arctic offshore drilling

...cease exploration in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE') and Beaufort seas after spending upward of $7 billion on Arctic exploration...federal regulatory environment.Federal leases in the Beaufort Sea are due to expire in 2017 and in the Chukchi in 2020...
Shell drill vessels exit Arctic after oil exploration ceases

...been determined, Smith said.Shell announced on Sept. 28 that it would cease further exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas after spending upward of $7 billion.The company cited disappointing results from an exploratory well drilled this...
US builds up Arctic spy network

...his agency intends to "broaden and accelerate" that work, while other agencies help chart the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas."There are a lot of things we can see now that we couldn't see 10 years ago," said a U.S. intelligence official...
Nation and World
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...Ideally the U.S. would invest in a system of ports and safe harbors across the Arctic covering both the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.A combination of public and private investment in projects such as these will likewise sustain further investments...
Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...previous drilling operations, Smith said, and Shell plans for it. Bad weather affected drilling in both the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in 2012."It's why we use a combination of satellite images, sonar and on-site reconnaissance to inform our...
Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic $2.1 billion on Chukchi Sea leases in 2008 and has spent upward of $7 billion on exploration there and in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.Shell hopes to drill two exploration wells during the short 2015 open-water season...
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...Department of the Interior to reconsider its actions and continue to promote oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas."The complaint, a joint document of the House and Senate, is not a binding document and is a de facto letter of...
State | AK legislature
Study on Arctic port for drilling support ships put on hold

...last month to halt offshore drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas raised questions about the need for the port project...U.S. Arctic waters scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Beaufort Sea leases are set to expire in 2017, and Chukchi Sea leases...


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