Contractors are drilling at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area to collect soil samples to find out what the soil and groundwater conditions are like.
According to the statement of sale posted online Monday, the minimum bid will be $25 per acre. Companies can submit their sealed bids to Bureau of Land Management between Dec. 21 and Dec. 31. Those bids will be unsealed at the 10 a.m. auction on Jan. 6, which will be broadcast online.
BlueCrest is the latest to fall victim to the now-defunct cashable credit program. It announced on August 1 that it couldn’t afford to keep drilling on the Kenai Peninsula and that it would be laying off about 150 people.
Activists descend on Juneau to lobby against opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
U.S. Senators. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have introduced a bill to open up a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling.
An energy company is heading to court for the right to drill in Montana, near Glacier National Park. But some Native Americans and environmental groups want to stop the long-delayed project.
The Department of the Interior still hasn’t dealt with the so-called legacy wells drilled on federal land decades ago – including one that has been leaking methane for years.
The letter covers a lot of ground — outlining the need to develop a deep-draft port above the Arctic Circle and advocating sharing federal revenue from offshore oil drilling with local residents.
Environmental groups say they’ve found a fundamental flaw in Shell’s plan to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer and they’re asking the government to rescind its approval.
The heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic.