US Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Mark Begich (D) and Rep. Don Young (R) said it would place half of the 23.5 million-acre petroleum reserve under special protection, blocking access to vast oil and gas resources and make it hard to connect future offshore production to existing Prudhoe Bay systems.Whatever.
When he announced the plan on Aug. 13, Salazar said it balanced meeting US energy needs with preserving wildlife and Alaska Native subsistence culture. The proposal also would not preclude construction of a pipeline from offshore oil fields across NPR-A if necessary requirements are met, he added.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Permitorium Continues: Great News for the Bakken
Link here to Oil and Gas Journal.