Soon after oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas were suspended. As the moratorium on offshore drilling continues, many people are asking what will be done to prevent another Gulf Oil Spill when drilling resumes?
This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a forum on “The Future of Offshore Drilling in Alaska” hosted by the IAEE and UAA on September 22. KSKA’s Micheal Carey moderates the diverse panel representing Shell Alaska, Audubon Alaska, the offices of Senator Mark Begich and the mayor of the North Slope Borough.
- ADN: Shell scales back Arctic oil exploration plans for 2011 (7 Oct 2010)
- APRN: Presidential Commission Discusses the Gulf Spill (9 Sept 2010)
- IAEE Anchorage Chapter
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RECORDED: Wednesday September 22, 2010
BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday October 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
- David Ramseur, Chief of Staff, Senator Mark Begich
- Harold Curran, Chief Administrative Officer, North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta
- Pete Slaiby, Vice President, Shell Oil Alaska Co.
- John Schoen, Senior Scientist, Alaska Audubon Society
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