"State Leaders Push To Take Next Steps On ANWR Drilling"

"Now that Congress has approved drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska’s leaders are eagerly pursuing the next steps needed for oil development.

This week, the Walker administration asked the legislature for $10 million to help pay for seismic testing on the coastal plain of the refuge. Seismic testing will provide the first clues about how much oil is in the refuge, and where.

Alaska Natural Resources commissioner Andy Mack told the state Senate Finance Committee that seismic testing could attract more oil companies to the Arctic Refuge lease sales."

Elizabeth Harball reports for Alaska's Energy Desk/KTOO February 20, 2018.

Source: KTOO, 02/21/2018