MMS announces plans for EIS on Bristol Bay leases

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced they’re moving forward with an environmental impact statement (EIS) for leasing potential as a next step in the 5-year plan for the North Aleutian basin / Bristol Bay region.  This comes on the same day that areas of Bristol Bay were defined as critical habitat for dwindling numbers of North Pacific Right Whales. Conservation groups were quick to denounce the advance of offshore leasing activity in the area.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage