NEW YORK TIMES, BY LISA FRIEDMAN. An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling.
The document proposes ending a restriction that had limited exploratory drilling to the period from Oct. 1, 1984, to May 31, 1986. It also directs the agency to provide an environmental assessment and a proposed rule allowing for new exploration plans. The document, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, was first reported by The Washington Post.
Our respected, expert friends at the Resource Development Council for Alaska urge this action of their members and we concur! -dh
Please write to the EPA in support of withdrawal of the proposed determination. The withdrawal proposal is a good step to reverse the undermining of existing regulatory processes and federal overreach. The public comment period will run through 7:59 p.m. October 17, 2017.