BOEM pressed to retain three planned leases for drilling offshore Alaska

BOEM pressed to retain three planned leases for drilling offshore Alaska

US Senator for Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, is again pressing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to retain all three lease sales planned for her state when the bureau settles on its next five-year program for offshore exploration and production.

Murkowski, a Republican and chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is a determined advocate for the development of resources in Alaska’s Arctic territory and waters.

BOEM is a branch of the Department of the Interior and its remit is to manage the development of the country’s offshore resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Murkowski communicated to BOEM director Abigail Ross Hopper her desire that the leases proposed for the Beaufort Sea in 2020, Cook Inlet in 2021, and the Chukchi Sea in 2022 should not be withdrawn.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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