Arctic Drilling

The harsh reality of Russia’s influence on Alaska’s offshore exploration

The Washington Examiner | August 15, 2016 | Guy Caruso Thanks to technological advancements, like Russia's creation of the world's largest icebreaker Arktika, oil and natural gas reserves beneath the Arctic waters are easier to access than ever before. As a result, the Arctic now […]

Feds need to heed Alaskans about offshore oil and gas treasure

Alaska Dispatch News | August 10, 2016 | Kara Moriarty As U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Hopper visits our Alaska home this week, we welcome her, and invite her to take in the spectacular beauty for which our summers are known. But […]

It is critical for the US to invest in the Arctic

CNBC | August 9, 2016 | General James Jones and General Joseph Ralston As ice gives way to navigable ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard has estimated that there has been a 300-percent increase in human activity in the Arctic, requiring a new era of public-private partnership. […]

Arctic Development Can Help Ensure National and Energy Security

Forbes | July 26, 2016 | Brigham A. McCown Thanks to its strategic location and plentiful reserves, the state of Alaska provides a unique opportunity to bolster national security through infrastructure creation and the development of the world’s largest conventional energy resources. Alaska and the […]

Alaska Wilderness League fails to acknowledge realities of life in the Arctic

The Hill | July 19, 2016 | Lucas Frances Yesterday an article by the Alaska Wilderness League appeared in these pages, arguing for President Obama to exclude the Arctic from the Department of Interior’s forthcoming offshore oil and gas leasing program. The opinion paints a […]

Alaska entrepreneur looks to ocean for inspiration

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner| July 12, 2016 | Kevin Baird FAIRBANKS - An Alaska entrepreneur believes the ocean’s untapped resources are the key to creating jobs in Alaska. Chris Hartman, CEO of Global Ocean Center in Anchorage, has an ambitious plan to turn Alaska into the ultimate […]

Arctic Rule Must Enhance Safety AND Foster a Robust Arctic Energy Leasing Program

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 7, 2016 Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463, Arctic Rule Must Enhance Safety AND Foster a Robust Arctic Energy Leasing Program Washington, D.C. – NOIA President Randall Luthi issued the following statement on the Final Arctic Rule released today by the Department of […]

Oil groups Urge US to Leave Door Open for Arctic Drilling

Financial Times | June 21, 2016 | Ed Crooks Leading oil companies have written to the US administration urging it to keep open the prospect that they could drill in the Arctic seas north of Alaska in the next decade. Oil exploration in the US […]

The Arctic is Essential to Interior’s Oil and Gas Program

The Hill | June 16, 2016 | Kara Moriarty In recent years, Alaska’s role in the emerging Arctic has taken center stage, and for good reason: It is a place of boundless beauty and tremendous opportunity.  For those that appreciate the challenges of what makes our […]

Military Brass Tells Obama, Move Forward On Drilling, Never ‘Retreat’

The Daily Caller | June 16, 2016 | Chris White Several former top military officials are pushing the Obama administration to push forward on oil and gas drilling in the American Arctic, while green activists and climate scientists express concern about the region’s beluga whales. […]
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