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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