Drilling slated for Arctic waters offshore Alaska in December

14 Jul 2017   Arctic, USA

Drilling by Italian energy company Eni is set for the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in December, the U.S. Interior Department announced. “After a comprehensive review and consideration of comments received from the public, stakeholders, and Federal and state partner agencies and tribes, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today conditionally approved a Beaufort Sea exploration plan it received from Eni U.S. Operating Co. Inc.,” the agency announced. The BOEM is a division of the Interior Department. In one of his final moves in office, former President Barack Obama used parts of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to ban oil and gas work in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the coast of Alaska, as […]

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