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Strike a balance in the Western Arctic

Action needed by 22, 2014


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is processing proposed development permits for ConocoPhillips at what is called the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit 1 (GMT1).  Public comments will be received through April 22, 2014. 
   
The BLM adopted a new management, called the Integrated Activity Plan, plan last year for the 23-million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve) that offers a balance between protecting 11 million acres of valuable wildlife areas and allowing access to oil and gas resources. The GMT1 development would be the first ever in the public lands of the Reserve.

Take Action:

Attend a public hearing in your area: 
  • Monday, March 10:  Point Lay *
  • Tuesday, March 11: Atqasuk *
  • Wednesday, March 12:  Barrow *
  • Thursday, March 13:  Nuiqsut *
  • Monday, March 17:  Wainwright *
  • Tuesday, March 18:  Anaktuvuk Pass *
  • Wednesday, March 19:  Fairbanks
  • Thursday, March 20:  Anchorage
BLM must set a high standard for this and any future oil and gas infrastructure because cumulative impacts will be felt within immediate area but also throughout the entire 23 million acres of the Reserve, our country’s largest tract of public land. 
   
BLM should create a GMT1 alternative with the least cumulative impacts on the Reserve, but current alternatives do not fully protect wildlife and subsistence values. 
   

More Information:

More information is available online, here at the BLM's Greater Mooses Tooth site.
     
     

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