Comment Period Extended For Willow Development Plan

first_imgCompany executive vice president Matt Fox calls the results “promising.” The company says it plans to drill five wells, including two appraisal wells at Willow. Willow MDP comments can be submitted by any of the following methods through Oct. 29, 2019:Online:http://www.blm.gov/alaska/WillowEIS Email: [email protected]:    Attn: Willow MDP DEIS Comments, 222 West 7thAvenue, Stop #13, Anchorage, AK, 99513-7504 The Willow project could produce up to 130,000 barrels of oil daily, according to the most recent data provided by ConocoPhillips. The bureau said they will release a final report before a development plan is selected. The plan calls for five drill sites linked by seven bridges, an airstrip, 38 miles of roads, and a processing facility to prepare crude oil for shipment. The plan also includes 267 miles of individual pipeline and a state application for a temporary island for barges. Residents are encouraged to review and comment on the Draft EIS via BLM’s project website at http://www.blm.gov/alaska/WillowEIS. Comments on the draft analysis should be specific to the document itself, referencing sections or pages, and include specific details regarding issues or concerns that also provide rationale for the concern or suggestion. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the deadline for public comments on the proposed Willow Master Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from 45 to 60 days, moving the deadline from October 15 to October 29. The extension was provided to allow additional time for North Slope communities to focus on subsistence activities, according to a release from the BLM. Oil production would begin in 2024 under the plan. The state would collect $1.7 billion in taxes, plus $2.5 billion in royalties related to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska impact mitigation fund. The federal government would collect $4.4 billion in taxes and royalties, while the borough would receive $1.9 billion in property taxes.last_img

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