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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
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...
Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...plaintiff in a lawsuit that claimed the U.S. Mineral Management Service had conducted a flawed environmental analysis...sharing of our oil," he said.The former Minerals Management Service conducted the Chukchi Sea lease sale on Feb...
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
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...
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
Whaling village split on oil tests

...image of rock formations potentially bearing oil and gas. Shell needs permits for the tests from the U.S. Minerals Management Service, which regulates offshore oil operations, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, which manages ocean...
AlaskaDigest the Cook Inlet offshore area has been postponed because of a lack of interest, according to the U.S. Minerals Management Service. The lease sale was planned for next May but now will be held sometime in 2007, the service announced this...
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...
Actor to testify at Chukchi Sea lease hearing

...he would testify at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement hearing. The former Minerals Management Service in February 2008 conducted a lease sale in the Chukchi off Alaska's northwest coast, receiving high bids...
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