Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin has again rejected Exxon Mobile’s 23rd plan for development of Point Thompson. The state moved to take back the North Slope leases in 2007. Exxon Mobile sued and Judge Sharon Gleason directed the DNR’s oil and gas division to take part in a hearing to allow Exxon Mobile to argue why they should be allowed to keep the leases. A 23rd plan was submitted and rejected in April. Exxon Mobile filed a request for reconsideration in May.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage