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Alaska Officials Again Request Feds Open ANWR To Seismic Testing

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By Darren Barbee, Hart Energy
July 11, 2013

Despite long odds, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell submitted a plan July 9 for seismic exploration of a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to determine its oil and gas resources.

The state is attempting to force Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s hand after a previous proposal was summarily rejected last month. However, a former Obama administration land management official said she would be surprised to see the plan being approved.

Alaska’s plan calls for exploration of the 1002 Area, a 1.5 million acre tract of ANWR set aside in ...

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