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BOEM Proposes Oil and Gas Lease Sale of Almost All Outer Continental Shelf; Kawerak and Others Not In Favor

Offshore oil rig, viewed in the distance from the shore with waves crashing in the foreground

In a reversal of Obama-era policy, a new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposal would open nearly all the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States to oil and gas exploration. The draft proposal recommends 19 lease sales be held in Alaska, 11 of them in areas not considered for oil and gas leasing in decades or ever before. That doesn’t sit well with regional organizations like Kawerak.

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Update News: February 22nd, 2014

In Friday’s news: Iron Dog leaders taking their final 10-hour layover on Yukon River checkpoints; An Oregon mining entrepreneur says he has a plan to develop a deep-draft port at Port Clarence; USGS says melting Beaufort sea ice creating new habitat for geese on the North Slope; Nome Port Commission votes for a slight increase…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome Common Council considers alcohol sales tax; 62 people finish first ever swim relay across the Bering Strait; State Dept. of Natural Resources accepting bids for oil and gas lease tracts in North Slope and Beaufort Sea; Alaska lawmakers and government officials meeting in Anchorage to discuss “federal overreach.” http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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