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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling block or overturn a 2008 lease sale.The village was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that claimed the U.S. Mineral Management Service had conducted a flawed environmental analysis before the sale in the Chukchi Sea, the Alaska Dispatch News...
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...

...prospects in 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...
Alaska's offshore leases spark oil industry's interest

...interest in exploration off of Alaska's Arctic coastline. John Goll, Alaska regional director for the U.S. Minerals Management Service, said the agency is thinking of holding regular Chukchi Sea lease sales in response to increasing industry...
Alaska Digest

...about 2 million acres extending from just south of Kalgin Island to just northwest of Shuyak Island. The U.S. Minerals Management Service has tentatively scheduled the lease sale for May 19, 2004. The agency removed from the sale proposal a...
UAF project uses radar to look at surface water movement

...Agents with the SFOS Marine Advisory Program are located in eight coastal communities across Alaska. The U.S. Minerals Management Service, which is concerned with improving data useful when dealing with spills, provided funding for the project...
Groups ask court to block Shell's oil drilling plans

...Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Sound off on the important issues at Lawyers for the groups challenged the U.S. Mineral Management Service's decision earlier this year to allow the energy giant to drill up to 12 exploratory oil wells in the Beaufort...
Candidate says tapping oil from Arctic wildlife refuge will help reduce gas prices

...federal appeals court to block Royal Dutch Shell's plans for exploratory oil drilling near the refuge. The U.S. Mineral Management Service decided this year to allow the energy giant to drill up to 12 exploratory oil wells in the Beaufort Sea off...
Scientists go hunting for rare right whales

...government's five-year oil and gas development plan for the Bering Sea. He said that it is no surprise that the U.S. Minerals Management Service is funding the whale survey. "Their existence is so tenuous as it is," Cummings said. "Any new research...
Fishermen, environmentalists lobby against oil and gas leasing

...bring an industry like oil into the middle of that? It's like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa." The U.S. Mineral Management Service has included the North Aleutian Basin, through which the Bristol Bay salmon migrate, in its proposed national...


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