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Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

...region far from responders.Arctic drilling protests started well before the 2008 lease sale. Critics say the Minerals Management Service under the Bush administration rushed through the sale without considering the effects on polar bears, walrus...
GAO report finds problems with Alaska oil leases

ANCHORAGE - The federal Minerals Management Service in Alaska has been a target for lawsuits that...highlights the inconsistencies with the way the Minerals Management Service in Alaska has conducted its environmental analysis...
Arctic Ocean drilling draws disapproval

...caution on Arctic development, the federal Minerals Management Service continues to forge ahead with petroleum fishing would change the region. "The Minerals Management Service should follow this precautionary example...
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...other drilling sites.Conservation and Alaska Native groups sued to stop the sale. The groups said the former Minerals Management Service had based its environmental review on projected extraction of only 1 billion barrels of oil. The supplemental...
State | AK legislature
Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...claim to maintain control of our area - which includes revenue sharing of our oil," he said.The former Minerals Management Service conducted the Chukchi Sea lease sale on Feb. 6, 2008. It attracted $2.7 billion in high bids, including...
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...on Chukchi leases.However, environmental and Alaska Native groups successfully sued, claiming the former Minerals Management Service based its environmental review of the sale on projected extraction of 1 billion barrels of oil. The groups...
State | AK legislature
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...coast in 2008.A three-member panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that the Minerals Management Service, now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, prepared an environmental assessment for a sale in the Chukchi...
State | AK legislature
Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...provide a stable platform. Larger methane hydrate deposits can be found in sediment below the sea floor.A Minerals Management Service study in 2008 estimated methane hydrate resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico at 21,000 trillion cubic...
Alaska's offshore leases spark oil industry's interest

...Goll, Alaska regional director for the U.S. Minerals Management Service, said the agency is thinking of holding the offshore Arctic areas of Alaska. The Minerals Management Service estimates that about 7 billion barrels of oil...
OK, listen up: The subscription forget

...Department's 70,000 employees. "The Secretary's Alaska Field Office and the Alaska offices of MMS (Minerals Management Service) and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) have purchased a bulk subscription to the electronic version of Petroleum...


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