United States: Report says Chukchi Sea drilling runs heightened risk of large spill

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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.

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Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media

Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media

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