WASHINGTON – For decades, proponents of oil and gas drilling have viewed Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an area rich with natural resources that could help fuel the United States' drive for energy independence. Now, Oil and Ice: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska's Arctic Ocean - Duration: 6:31. seeprogress 45,093 views The Trump administration will soon let oil companies bid on land to drill in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Some Alaska Natives fear harm to migrating caribou, others see opportunity. 5. Drilling in ANWR helps the state economy dramatically. When drilling occurs on federal lands, then the State of Alaska can use its oil production tax to its advantage. That means it may be entitled to up to 50% of the lease income and royalties generated from this activity. The federal government in Washington, DC would receive the other portion. Lack of sunlight in winter and cold weather means that oil will take more time to break down. Oil will stay locked under the sea ice. More than 20 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, oil can still be found in the environment of Prince William Sound. 7.
6 Dec 2017 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: How Drilling for Oil Could Impact Wildlife Alaska's economy depends on the oil industry for one-third of its jobs, but insulation or water-repelling abilities and increasing the animal's risk of
25 Jun 2008 Together, the rules now thwart drilling in Alaska's oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and elsewhere. Scientists and politicians disagree on 30 Apr 2018 At least a half-dozen dangerous oil drilling projects are quickly moving Industrializing the wild coastal plain in northern Alaska, a move 17 Dec 2018 Hilcorp Alaska received approval in October to build and operate the an artificial drilling island and underwater pipeline that risks oil spills in 10 Jan 2019 Plan To Drill In The Arctic Refuge Is A Rush Toward Disaster, Analysis Finds proposal downplays risks in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. the risk of oil spills and the threat drilling would pose to polar bears, 2 Jan 2013 The Gulf of Mexico is the nerve center of the U.S. offshore oil industry, which made it that much easier for BP and the federal government to
In fish, marine oil pollution is linked to cancers, tumors, reduced growth rates, genetic side effects, and death. It is also toxic to seabirds and marine mammals
26 Nov 2019 “Dangerous oil drilling will compound the devastating climate impacts already being felt in the Refuge, allowing for the exposure of carbon The risks outweigh the financial potential for gain. Developing oil prospects in Alaska. The Offshore Drilling Problem. Offshore oil drilling is an oil extraction Chuck Clusen, director of the national parks and Alaska projects at the Natural Resources The report does not address potential health risks from offshore oil 11 Sep 2019 It was set to vote on a third bill banning drilling in Alaska's Arctic and their way of life — at risk for dangerous and dirty oil and gas drilling.”. In a review of Shell's plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean, the U.S. Department of the Interior found that there's a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill if an 17 Sep 2019 Impacts of oil and gas drilling developments could worsen the effects of climate change on species in the Arctic refuge, the Bureau of Land Congress voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. to open the area to oil exploration, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski slipped a drilling provision into the tax bill her party passed last year. effects of climate change.
2 Apr 2015 Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons catastrophic oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound when the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran
Offshore Oil and Gas Development off. Alaska's North Slope. In August 2012, Royal Dutch Shell Oil (Shell) plans to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean
10 Jan 2019 Plan To Drill In The Arctic Refuge Is A Rush Toward Disaster, Analysis Finds proposal downplays risks in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. the risk of oil spills and the threat drilling would pose to polar bears,
(PHOTOS: On Board the Rig Drilling the Relief Well) Even if the Kulluk accident doesn’t harm the environment — and Sitkalidak Island is home to sensitive species — the accident underscores the dangers of offshore drilling in the Arctic. Shell itself should know that — the company began drilling in Arctic waters this September before it was forced to suspend operations early because of bad weather. The other ship Shell has used in the Arctic, the The health risks from oil and gas extraction are not limited to air pollution. The drilling method of “fracking” is known for contaminating drinking water sources with chemicals that lead to cancer, birth defects and liver damage. The controversial method injects a mixture of water and chemicals into rock formations to release oil and gas. The drilling of oil ANWR is a controversial topic among the oil industry, politicians, and environmentalists. The North Slope, where the drilling for oil is highly observed, is the home of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Naval Petroleum Reserve No.4, and the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field. WASHINGTON – For decades, proponents of oil and gas drilling have viewed Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an area rich with natural resources that could help fuel the United States' drive for energy independence. Now, The question of whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been an ongoing political controversy in the United States since 1977. As of 2017, Republicans have attempted to allow drilling in ANWR almost fifty times, finally being successful with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. ANWR comprises 19 million acres of the north Alaskan coast. The land is situated between the Beaufort Sea to the north, Brooks Range to the south, and Prudhoe Bay to the west. It i The Gulf of Mexico oil leak has fired up arguments against offshore drilling. After decades of heated debate, this incident shed light on its dangers and impact on the environment. Offshore drilling, the process of extracting oil and gas resources from underwater locations, including lakes,