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Arctic Ocean Reports & Fact Sheets

Petition to Salazar on Arctic Ocean Drilling

In light of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska Native communities and conservation groups sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on May 5, 2010 urging him to reconsider his approval of exploratory drilling by Shell Oil due to begin in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean in less than 60 days.

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Alaskan judge ruled Best Interest Finding for Beaufort Sea Leasing is Unconstitutional

This is a victory for Alaskans because the public will have the opportunity to participate in Alaska Department of Natural Resource (ADNR) decisions about whether other uses, such as subsistence hunting and fishing, and the public’s resources are jeopardized at each phase of oil and gas development in the Beaufort Sea.

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Dynamic Chukchi leads and Polynya - NASA Sea ice March-June 2006

The Chukchi Sea has incredibly dynamic sea ice with leads that open and close and move nearly every day.

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