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Army Corps Issues Final CD-5 Permit to ConocoPhillips

Begich pleased development moving forward in NPR-A

December 19, 2011 - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich issued the following statement today after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to ConocoPhillips Alaska for the CD-5 Alpine Satellite Development Project in the Colville River Delta:

“This is great news for federal oil and gas development in Alaska. After years of hard work and negotiations, this project can finally move forward.

“The wetlands permit for ConocoPhillips’ CD-5 development will give the industry a chance to show once again that we know how to do development right in Alaska, we can help fill the pipeline, and create hundreds of good-paying construction jobs to build this new field in NPR-A.

“When I came into office nearly three years ago, federal development of Alaska’s oil and gas resources was stuck and not moving. Because of our work, and that of the entire delegation, we are now making progress on CD-5, off-shore development in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas is moving ahead; and we continue to push for opening the coastal plain of ANWR to oil and gas development.”

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