Wildlife

Alaska Governor Plans Lease Sale Offshore ANWR

His struggle in the U.S. Senate to open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas drilling was stymied, but Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is now making an attempt to open the state waters offshore ANWR to producers.

April 5, 2004

Alaska Governor Plans Lease Sale Offshore ANWR

While the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) remains closed to oil and gas drilling, there’s nothing standing in the way of the state offering the area offshore ANWR to producers, according to Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski. The governor said on Wednesday that he plans to offer 350,000 acres of state land offshore ANWR and 670,000 acres off the coast of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska in an October lease sale.

April 1, 2004

EIA Report Shows ANWR Would Provide Minimal Support for Alaska Pipeline

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development would have little impact on the proposed Alaska gas pipeline project, but it probably would save U.S. taxpayers about $8 billion/year in oil expenditures in 2025, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a special report prepared at the request of Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Resources.

March 22, 2004

EIA Report Shows ANWR Would Provide Minimal Support for Alaska Pipeline

Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development would have little impact on the proposed Alaska gas pipeline project, but it probably would save U.S. taxpayers about $8 billion/year in oil expenditures in 2025, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a special report prepared at the request of Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Resources.

March 17, 2004

OCS Inventory Nixed from Energy Bill; Alaska Price Subsidies on ‘Life Support’

Key legislative provisions favorable to natural gas production are winding up on the cutting-room floor as House-Senate negotiations over a broad energy bill come down to the wire.

October 21, 2003

Sen. Murkowski Threatens to Filibuster ANWR

Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-AK), a leading proponent of oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), threatened Thursday to mount a filibuster to the economic-stimulus bill or other legislation, in order to force a vote on the ANWR issue before Congress adjourns for the year.

November 16, 2001

If ANWR Falters, Bush Vows to Look Elsewhere for Gas

Although opening up the coastal region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration is high on his list of things he would like to see accomplished, President Bush said last week that if Congress should fail to pass legislation to allow drilling in the Alaska region it will only toughen his resolve to lift restrictions on unprotected federal lands to drill for natural gas and oil.

April 2, 2001

If ANWR Falters, Bush Vows to Look Elsewhere for Gas

Although opening up the coastal region of the Arctic NationalWildlife Refuge (ANWR) to exploration is high on his list of thingsto do, President Bush said yesterday that if Congress should failto pass legislation to allow drilling in the Alaska region it willonly toughen his resolve to lift restrictions on other federallands for producers.

March 30, 2001

Alaska Legislators Lobby Washington on ANWR

The issue of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge(ANWR) in Alaska continues to heat up as state legislators continuein their attempts to pry open the restricted lands to natural gasand oil production. Members of the Alaska state legislature were inWashington, DC this week pleading there case for lease sales in thecontested area to begin in the near future, while trying to lay oldmyths to rest regarding the environmental impact.

March 12, 2001

Alaska Legislators Lobby Washington on ANWR

The issue of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge(ANWR) in Alaska continues to heat up as state legislators continuein their attempts to pry open the restricted lands to natural gasand oil production. Members of the Alaska state legislature were inWashington, DC last week pleading their case for lease sales in thecontested area to begin in the near future, while trying to lay oldmyths to rest regarding the environmental impact.

March 12, 2001
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