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Public Input Requested: New Plan for NPR-A

The Bureau of Land Management is preparing an Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement incorporating the most current information and laying out management goals actions for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

The plan will take into account issues such as climate change and the recent listing of polar bears as a threatened and endangered species. This planning effort will help identify ways to mitigate impacts from oil and gas leasing and other activities that may occur.

BLM is requesting public input.  The public scoping period will close Oct. 1.

The Alliance encourages its members to submit testimony and written comments at the public scoping meetings.  The next meeting will be in Fairbanks on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Noel Wein Library.  An Anchorage meeting is scheduled for Sept. 23, at the Campbell Creek Science Center.

Comments may be submitted by mail to BLM Anchorage State Office, Attention – NPR-A Planning Team (222 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513); faxed to (907) 271-5479; emailed to: NPRAscoping@blm.gov,  or submitted online:  http://www.blm.gov/ak.

Comments must be received by Oct. 1 to be considered.  For information about the plan email Jim Ducker at Jim_Ducker@blm.gov, call him at (907) 271-3130 or visit BLM’s website.

Click here to view the Alliance’s written comments.

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