5-17-18 Support National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska Energy TODAY!

National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Deadline TODAY!

Our friends with Resource Development Council for Alaska remind us of today’s deadline for commenting on another outstanding petroleum reserve project. (Read Full Alert.  See RDC’s submitted comment letter here)

We join RDC in commenting and urging our readers to do the same:

The comment deadline for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is today. ConocoPhillips Alaska submitted an application to move forward with the project in August 2015. The comment period pertains to a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that analyzes the application to authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of a drill site, access road, pipelines, and ancillary facilities to support development of petroleum resources at the GMT2 drill site. 

The DSEIS examines a range of alternatives for the GMT2 project and considers relevant and reasonable mitigation measures. ConocoPhillips Alaska estimates first oil in 2021. The $1.5 billion project could produce up to 30,000 barrels of oil per day.

Action Requested

Please submit comments by the end of business today supporting Alternative A, the Preferred Alternative in the DSEIS. For additional information and points to consider in your comments, please see RDC’s Action Alert.

Feel free to send a detailed comment if you are an expert in this area.  Or, simply weigh in.  For example, here is our simple comment:

I am familiar with NPR-A and write to support Alternative A, the Preferred Alternative, in the DSEIS for the Greater Mooses Tooth 2 (GMT2) project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Sincerely,
Dave Harbour, Alaska resident
2xxx E. Txxx #4xx
Anchorage, Ak.  99507

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ALASKA:

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About the Author:

Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines, is a former Chairman of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, a Commissioner Emeritus of NARUC, NARUC's Official Representative to IOGCC and Vice Chairman of NARUC's Gas Committee. He served as Gas Committee Chairman of the Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners. He also served as commissioner of the Anchorage Bicentennial Commission and the Anchorage Heritage Land Bank Commission.He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree: English, at Colorado State University, a Master of Science Degree: Communications-Journalism at Murray State University and graduated from Utility Regulatory School for Commissioners at Michigan State University. He served as a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Alaska Pacific University, taught bank marketing classes at the University of Alaska and was an English teacher at Los Alamos High School.Harbour served in ranks of Private - Captain during a 4-year assignment with the Army in Korea, Idaho, Georgia and Fort Meade and received the Meritorious Service Medal among other commendations.Harbour is also a past Chairman of the Alaska Council on Economic Education, the Alaska Oil & Gas Association Government Affairs Committee, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, the Export Council of Alaska and the Department of Commerce's District Export Council. He is a past President of the Alaska Press Club, American Bald Eagle Foundation, Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska and Common Sense for Alaska.Harbour was instrumental in founding the American Bald Eagle Research Institute (UAS), the Alaska Support Industry Alliance, the Downtown Anchorage Business Partnership, and Arctic Power.He also served as CEO of several small Alaska organizations, including the Anchorage Parking Authority and Action Security, Inc. Harbour is also Chairman Emeritus of the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress.Harbour's wife, Nancy, is a professional, performing arts administrator and his three boys, Todd, Benjamin and William work in the fields of environmental management, energy marketing and medicine.