Govt unveils exploration funding for Arctic

(NaturalNews) The U.S. government is planning to spend billions of dollars on the development of Arctic oil and gas fields after Congress rejected new exploration regulations approved by President Obama in 2009.The Obama administration’s decision to approve the new regulations for Alaska and the Northwest Territories came after Obama promised to crack down on climate change and increase exploration of oil and gas, and after President George W. Bush said in 2007 that “[t]he United States has the right, indeed the obligation, to exploit and exploit aggressively that untapped energy.”The administration is now pushing for the Arctic Commission, chaired by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, to fund exploration projects in both Alaska and the Northwest Territories, and to designate several new oil and gas fields in Arctic waters for production. The Arctic Council, chaired by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, also plans to fund Arctic drilling.The Obama administration also approved new rules that, among other things, would require offshore operators to report to state a인천 카지노nd local officials on offshore development in an effort to prevent environmentally hazardous development off the coasts. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an estimated 3.75 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas have been produced in Alaska since the 1970s, but that figure has remained flat or decreased in recent years.As the U.S. has increased oil exploration and production in the Arctic, there has been a surge in the use of u에볼루션카지노nconventional drilling methods.”What’s a new oil field in northern Alaska right now? It’s not new. But how have you produced it? Well, you did it with water and sand,” says former Interior Secretary Michael Regan, who is the former director of the agency’s Energy and Natural Resources bra카지노 총판 모집nch. “That’s what’s been happening. And, of course, drilling companies are drilling it, too.”The Arctic, which is home to millions of migrating sea ice seals, can be an attractive location for oil and gas exploration, considering its vast potential and low environmental impact. However, while offshore oil and gas exploration in the region remains largely unregulated, onshore Arctic drilling is prohibited under the Outer Continental Shelf Treaty, and there have been numerous legal challenges to offshore Arctic drilling on federal lands. The U.S. Department of the Interior (USDOI) has approved roughly $10 billion for Arctic drilling, and is planning to spend nearly $1.7 billion on the Arctic during the first half of 2014, according to its 2013 Arctic report.Under President Obama, the U.S