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DOI Authorizes Leasing
In ANWR Coastal Plain
WASHINGTON-U.S. Secretary of
the Interior David Bernhardt signed a
record of decision on Aug. 17,
authorizing oil and gas leasing on the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal
Plain. The Coastal Plain Oil and Gas
Leasing Program establishes where and
under what terms and conditions leasing
will occur, says an announcement from
DOI's Bureau of Land Management.
Within a week, environmental
groups and native Alaskans were
challenging the plan in court.
"Congress directed us to hold lease
sales in the ANWR Coastal Plain, and
we have taken a significant step in
meeting our obligation, Bernhardt says,
referring to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
of 2017, which was signed by President
Trump in December 2017 and directs
BLM to conduct at least two areawide
lease sales of not less than 400,000
acres each within the Coastal Plain prior
to Dec. 22, 2024.
"Our program meets the legal
mandate that Coastal Plain leaseholders
get the necessary rights of way,
easements and land areas for production
and support facilities they need to find
and develop these important Arctic
resources," Bernhardt adds.
BLM says the ROD makes the entire
1.6 million-acre Coastal Plain program
area available for leasing, but also
provides protections for surface
resources and other uses, including
subsistence use, through a
comprehensive package of lease
stipulations and required operating
procedures.
Among them, the agency notes, are
no-surface-occupancy restrictions on
359,400 acres and operational timing
limitations to protect habitat and
wildlife on 585,400 acres. The plan
authorizes as many as 2,000 surface
acres-0.01% of the 19.3 million-acre
wildlife refuge-to be used for
production and support facilities.
The announcement was hailed by
Alaska's two U.S. Senators,
Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Dan
Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young.
A joint statement calls the ROD "a
capstone moment in our decades-long
push to allow for the responsible
development of a small part of Alaska's
1002 Area.
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"New opportunity in the 1002 Area
is needed both now, as Alaskans
navigate incredibly challenging times,
and well into the future as we seek a
lasting economic foundation for our
state," the lawmakers say. "Through this
program, we will build on our already
strong record of an increasingly
minimal footprint for responsible
resource development."
Also praising the ROD is Alaska
Governor Michael J. Dunleavy, who
pegs the Coastal Plain's resource
potential at 4.3 billion-11.8 billion
barrels of technically recoverable
crude oil.
American Petroleum Institute Senior
Vice President Frank Macchiarola says
the ROD "follows a rigorous
environmental review process
confirming the oil and gas industry's
ability to safely develop in ANWR and
underscoring its commitment to
environmental stewardship."
Earthjustice filed a lawsuit to prevent
leasing in ANWR Aug. 24 in the U.S.
District Court for the District of Alaska
on behalf of the National Audubon
Society, Center for Biological Diversity,
Natural Resources Defense Council and
Friends of the Earth. The Gwich'in
Steering Committee filed a separate
challenge on behalf of Indigenous
hunting communities.
According to a statement from the
Center for Biological Diversity, the
lawsuits accuse BLM of violating the
National Environmental Policy Act,
Endangered Species Act, National
Wildlife Refuge Administration Act and
the Alaska National Interest Lands
Conservation Act. r

Industry Disappointed
By Trump's Extension
Of Leasing Moratorium
WASHINGTON-Oil and gas industry
spokesmen were quick to express
frustration with President Donald
Trump's Sept. 8 announcement that he
would extend the federal moratorium on
oil and gas leasing in the Eastern Gulf of
Mexico another 10 years.
Trump announced the executive
order extending the Eastern Gulf
moratorium from July 1, 2022, to June
30, 2032, along with banning leasing in
the Atlantic Ocean off the shores of
Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

during a tour of Florida's Inlet
Lighthouse Museum in Jupiter.
According to press accounts of the
president's visit, he said, "Thanks to my
administration's pro-American energy
policies, we can take this step."
That is not the way several industry
associations view it. "Today's
announcement is short-sighted and fails
to acknowledge the many benefits Gulf
of Mexico energy development brings
to our national security, our
environment, our local communities and
to the country as a whole, responds Lori
LeBlanc, vice president of the
Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas
Association.
Adds National Ocean Industries
Association President Erik Milito, "Our
preference always should be to produce
homegrown American energy instead of
deferring future production to countries
such as Russia and Iran, which do not
share American values. Limiting access
to our offshore energy resources only
shortchanges America and dulls our
national outlook."
"A ban on responsible energy
development in the Eastern Gulf and the
South Atlantic puts at risk hundreds of
thousands of new jobs, U.S. energy
security advancements and billions of
dollars in critical revenue for states,"
states the American Petroleum Institute.
"It also restricts the primary funding
source for the Land and Water
Conservation Fund, America's largest
federal conservation program.
"Our industry has proven again and
again that responsible development and
environmental protection aren't
mutually exclusive, and we are deeply
disappointed that the administration has
taken this action," API says.
The Independent Petroleum
Association of America comments,
"Energy produced on federal lands and
waters plays a critical role in America's
energy revolution, accounting for 12%
of U.S. natural gas production and
nearly a quarter of U.S. oil production."
r

ONRR Plans To Change
Royalty Valuation Rule
WASHINGTON-The Department of
Interior's Office of Natural Resources
Revenue has announced a notice of
proposed rule making it says will
update regulations for valuing crude oil



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