The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding hearings around the state on lease sale 193, in the Chukchi Sea.
In its latest Environmental Impact Statement, BOEM says there’s likely more oil there, but also more risk of a large oil spill.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Study envisions fallout from oil spill in Arctic Canada, Alaska Dispatch
Finland: Finland ministers call for changes to solar energy tax, Yle News
Sweden: Sweden shares top global energy ranking, Radio Sweden
United States: Shell’s new Chukchi plan: Two rigs drilling wells at the same time, Alaska Dispatch