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Comment Period Ends June 1 for Draft IAP/EIS for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska


The comment period for the Draft IAP/EIS for National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska ends June 1, 2012.  Please submit written comments encouraging BLM to open all of NPR-A’s subsurface to oil and gas leasing, with balanced surface protections which do not preclude development and transportation of energy resources.

Submit comments to:
Online Submittal: www.blm.gov/ak

Mail to:
NPR-A IAP/EIS Comments
AECOM Project Office
1835 South Bragaw Street, Suite 490
Anchorage, AK 99508

Fax to: (866) 611-9420 or (907) 268-4224

The following talking points should be considered in your comments:

  • The BLM should adopt Alternative D as its Preferred Alternative.
  • A greatly reduced footprint supports full leasing in NPR-A.
  • New oil and gas production from NPR-A and connecting Chukchi production to TAPS via the petroleum reserve would revitalize North Slope production.
  • The nation’s trade deficit could be reduced by $25 billion annually, generate over $193 billion in government revenue, create an annual average of 55,000 new jobs, and $145 billion in new payroll.

Surface protection measures, Special Area designations, and other restrictions must not prevent the transport of Chukchi oil and gas resources to market.

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