Are you concerned about offshore drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas?

If a spill occurred, none of the three primary oil spill response methods – mechanical containment and recovery, in situ burning, or dispersants – have been proven effective in Arctic conditions. Infrastructure is also lacking in the Arctic to support offshore oil and gas operations, including emergency response (there are no roads or deep water ports and only a handful of small airports). The nearest Coast Guard station is 1,000 miles away



Now is the time to make your voice heard. The Department of the Interior is holding meetings to hear from you!

  • Kaktovik March 29, 7-10 PM Kaktovik Community Center
  • Kotzebue March 29, 7-10 PM North West Borough Assembly Chambers
  • Barrow March 30, 7-10 PM Inupiat Heritage Center
  • Nuiqsut March 30, 7-10 PM Kisik Community Center
  • Point Lay March 31, 3-6 PM Point Lay—Kali School
  • Wainwright March 31, 7-10 PM R. James Community Center
  • Point Hope March 31, 7-10 PM Community Center
  • Fairbanks April 4, 7-10 PM Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
  • Anchorage April 5, 3-7 PM Embassy Suites—600 E. Benson Blvd.
  • Ninilchik April 6, 7-10 PM Ninilchik School

For more information, go to:

You can also send written comments on this proposed plan by May 2 to:

Dr. Jill K. Lewandowski
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
45600 Woodland Road VAM-OEP
Sterling, VA 20166

OR submit online:

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