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Point Thomson Hearings Monday & Tuesday


Please attend the Point Thomson public hearings in Anchorage tonight and
Fairbanks Wednesday!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft environmental impact
statement (DEIS) for ExxonMobil¹s Point Thomson natural gas condensate
development project.

Point Thomson is a rich oil and gas field on the Beaufort Sea coastline 60
miles east of Prudhoe Bay. The field represents approximately 25 percent of
the North Slope¹s known natural gas resources. Development of Point Thomson
is essential to Alaska natural gas commercialization.

ExxonMobil¹s objective is to produce 10,000 barrels a day of gas condensate
from Point Thomson and test and delineate other hydrocarbon resources,
including oil and natural gas.

The DEIS will be open for public comment until January 3 and public hearings
are scheduled in December:

Anchorage, Monday, December 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Loussac Library
Fairbanks, Wednesday, December 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Wedgewood Resort Taiga Center
Kaktovik, Monday, December 12, 7:30-9 p.m, Marsh Creek Inn
Nuiqsuit, Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Trapper School
Barrow, Thursday, December 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Hopson Middle School

An open house providing information on the project and the DEIS will occur
at each venue beginning at 4 p.m., with the exception of Kaktovik, where it
will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

RDC encourages its members to participate in the process by submitting
comments and presenting brief testimony in support of Alternative B at
upcoming public hearings. Of the five design alternatives considered,
Alternative B provides the safest, most environmentally-responsible solution
for developing Point Thomson¹s resources in a timely, cost-effective manner.

For additional information and talking points, please see RDC's Action Alert
at: http://www.akrdc.org/alerts/2011/pointthomsondeisalert.html

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