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Arctic Ocean listening session


Jun 6, 2013
through Jun 7, 2013

11:00AM - 2:00PM


Last year we watched Shell Oil take risk after risk in the Arctic, leaving Alaskans with all the consequences.  But did you know Shell spokespeople have the audacity to say Shell's drilling season was carried out "successfully"?  Never mind that the drill rig grounded south of Kodiak Island, there were engine fires and engine failures, and it culminated with criminal investigations.  

Do you think Shell's 2012 operations were a learning experience or proof that drill rigs don't belong in America's Arctic?  Now's your chance to tell the Federal government what you think.

Contact Information:

Sierra Club Alaska
Lindsey Hajduk


NEAR: Anchorage, AK; Barrow, AK

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Listening Sessions 

June 6 / Thursday Anchorage (Loussac Library Complex – Assembly Chambers)   11am -2pm

June 7 / Friday        Barrow (City Assembly Chambers) 12Noon-2pm and 5pm-7:30pm                                                

Tommy P. Beaudreau, Acting Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), with the Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), will hold three Listening Sessions June 6 and June 7 with an eye toward improving rules for oil and gas exploration, development and production in the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). 

The Department of the Interior is in the process of developing specific standards to ensure that oil and gas operations on the Alaskan OCS are conducted safely and responsibly. At the outset of this rulemaking process, DOI is engaging interested parties and stakeholders in Alaska to discuss the scope and objectives of this effort.  BSEE and BOEM are working jointly on this rulemaking. 

The deadline to receive comments is Friday, June 21, 2013 (12:00 midnight, EST / 8:00pm, ADT). Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask DOI (prominently at the beginning of your submission) to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, DOI cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. DOI will not consider anonymous comments. 

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