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Environmental groups sue Trump administration to halt Arctic drilling project

by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska's Energy Desk
- A coalition of environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to challenge what would be the first oil production facility in Arctic federal waters, claiming the federal government's analysis leading to its approval was faulty.
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This winter, a major oil exploration effort is happening in a familiar place: Prudhoe Bay

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BP is undertaking a massive effort to get the clearest picture yet of what the Prudhoe Bay oil field looks like. The idea is that, after all these years, there's more oil at Prudhoe Bay to drill, but it's in…

State and police investigating accident that led to North Slope worker’s death

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According to the North Slope Borough chief of police Jeffrey Brown, Shawn Huber died in an accident at the Milne Point facility on Friday, December 7. Huber was 36.

Last month, Ruth Botstein argued Alaska’s case at the Supreme Court. This month she was fired.

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Botstein is one of two prominent attorneys at the Alaska Department of Law who was fired by the new administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a move that observers said was unusual.

Arctic Report Card: 2018 was the Arctic’s second-warmest year on record

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"This was the second-warmest year on record in the Arctic," said Emily Osborne, a climate scientist with NOAA. "And to add to that, (the) last five years have been the warmest on record."
Hilcorp's Seaview drill site located in Anchor Point.

What happens when an oil producer moves into the neighborhood?

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Hilcorp Energy Company began exploring for natural gas and oil this fall in an Anchor Point neighborhood where many own their mineral rights. Some residents near the drill site have struggled to get information from the company.