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Channel 2 NewsInterior Secretary Sally Jewell announced new draft rules governing hydraulic fracturing during oil drilling on federal and Indian lands Thursday, calling them part of a pro-energy Obama administration policy. The new rules, establishing safety...
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has identified 50 abandoned wells in the Alaska arctic that require cleanup by the agency. BLM released a draft plan Wednesday that prioritizes the remediation of the first 16 of those sites in the National Petroleum...
The Associated PressSeven residents of the only village within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska are challenging a 2011 permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers that would allow petroleum drilling north of the community. The residents of Nuiqsut say petroleum...
Alaska’s congressional delegation gave a lukewarm welcome to a management plan, signed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday, that allows access to oil and gas resources on nearly half of the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska....
Channel 2 NewsThe Department of the Interior released its final environmental impact statement (EIS) on Wednesday with regards to the area in Northern Alaska known as the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The statement was received with mixed responses from Alaskans....
The Associated PressInterior Secretary Ken Salazar has affirmed a proposed management plan for a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska's North Slope that will split 23 million acres roughly 50-50 between protected areas and land available for oil leasing. Salazar says the...
Shell Oil is, today (Sunday), close to drilling 2 exploratory wells simultaneously in the Arctic Ocean. Drilling operations in the Beaufort Sea are currently awaiting the harvest of the third and last whale of the season by Inupiat Eskimoes. Once the...
Channel 2 NewsAfter 6 years of planning, and $4.5 billion in expenditures, the Shell Drilling Rig "Noble Discoverer" is tonight (Sunday) just 10 miles from its goal. After an 8-day-journey from Dutch Harbor, the vessel now sits in the Chukchi Sea -- and is preparing...
The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas are believed to contain more recoverable oil than Alaska's Prudhoe Bay - and Prudhoe Bay, you'll recall, is the greatest oil find in North American history. So it was no small news today (Thursday) when -- for the first...
Channel 2 NewsThe comment period on a draft plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has been extended. The Bureau of Land Management says the agency will take comments on the plan and an accompanying environmental impact statement until June 15. The...
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Channel 2 NewsConocoPhillips has received a federal permit that will allow the oil company to build bridge and pipeline crossings over Alaska's Colville River and gain access to leases within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Army Corps of Engineers announced...
Channel 2 NewsThe public radio show "Mountain Stage" is headed to Alaska to record two summer shows. The West Virginia-based music program will travel to Fairbanks for shows on Aug. 17 and 18. The performances will be held in conjunction with the University of...
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