DOI Secretary Outlines “Preferred Alternative” for Development in National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

Today the DOI’s Bureau of Land Management announced that DOI Secretary Ken Salazar had released a proposed plan that will be presented later this year as the “preferred alternative” in the Final Integrated Activity Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) for oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A).

The plan supposedly allows for such development while also “protecting world-class caribou herds, migratory bird habitat, uplands, and sensitive coastal resources that are central to the culture and subsistence lifestyle of Alaska Natives and our nation’s conservation heritage.”

You can compare the key features of preferred alternative, “Alternative B-2”, to other alternatives in the IAP/EIS in this chart.

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