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...new Alaska record depth of 14,415 feet. The previous record had been held by Humble Oil Co. In 1969, Alaska's oil lease sale pumped nine hundred million dollars into Alaska's economy as 179 tracts of potentially oil-rich North Slope lands...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...arrive for Matanuska Valley Project, created to develop agriculture in Alaska. 1969: $900 million North Slope oil-lease sale held in Anchorage. 1971: Congress passes Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 1973: First Iditarod sled dog race...

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Interior officials: Drilling won't harm polar bears

...protect the bear, at the same time it is proceeding with oil lease sales in the Alaska sea. Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin...Minerals Management Service, which is conducting the oil lease sales, said the bear already is adequately protected against...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/sta_20080118098.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060501/Loc_BushBudget.shtml
Interior officials: Drilling won't harm polar bears

...protect the bear, at the same time it is proceeding with oil lease sales in the Alaska sea. Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin...Minerals Management Service, which is conducting the oil lease sales, said the bear already is adequately protected against...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011808/sta_237840466.shtml
State
High bids total more than $11M in Cook Inlet sale

...high bidders on five tracts. Stepovich, a former state lawmaker, said he was proud to be an Alaskan involved in an oil lease sale. "The highest yield will come when Alaskans are involved in the oil business," he said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-06-22/high-bids-total-more-11m-cook-inlet-sal
State
Bush budget includes NPR-A, ANWR

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration wants an extra $5 million from Congress to start planning new oil lease sales in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and for analysis of seismic data from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Some House...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060501/Loc_BushBudget.html
Local
Polar bear scientist probe started with complaint

...Monnett, who seven years ago was employed by the Minerals Management Service, the agency that oversaw federal offshore oil lease sales and drilling. The agency has been restructured as the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, and Regulatory Enforcement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-02/polar-bear-scientist-probe-started-comp
State
State's landscape has seen some changes

...Chena River flood. 1968: Nation's largest-ever oil find made at Prudhoe Bay. 1969: $900 million North Slope oil-lease sale held in Anchorage. 1971: Congress passes Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. 1973: First Iditarod sled dog race...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010200/Ins_changes.html
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BP, Arco may merge

...instead of the joint BP-Arco arrangement that now exists. It would also mean less competition for acreage during oil lease sales. The next significant lease sale is a federal auction for acreage in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032999/Loc_merger.html
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