Doyon has announced plans to explore for oil and gas in the Yukon Flats this winter. The interior Native regional corporation will work with the village corporations for Birch Creek and Stevens Village on the seismic survey project, which will scan a 95 mile long swath of native lands in the vicinity of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. About 15 to 20 tribal members from Stevens Village are expected to work on this winter’s exploration project. Doyon spokeswoman Sharon McConnell says the support of village residents who live in the exploration area is key to the project.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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