Point Hope Leader Disappointed in Shell, North Slope Borough Agreement

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

The recent announcement of an agreement between Shell and the North Slope Borough for scientific collaboration on off-shore drilling studies is being met with disappointment by the President of the Native Village of Point Hope, Caroline Cannon.

Cannon says the Point Hope Native government structure has been in place since 1934 and she says leaders have learned a lot about how to tackle the stacks of documents that must be read through before making official comments on emerging arctic plans.

She says the tribe makes an effort to comment on every notice that comes through on Arctic policy.

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