BLM announced it has initiated an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate a new Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) to determine the appropriate management of all BLM-managed public lands in the NPR-A. The agency has put forth four alternatives and is currently taking comments. The deadline for comments is January 21, 2020.
“The Trump administration announced a plan Thursday that could allow oil drilling on over three-quarters of the nation’s largest piece of unprotected wilderness, overhauling a 2013 plan that limited development on the Alaskan reserve.”
BLM has set up a comment period for the 2019 IAP/EIS. You can find more information here, including the Draft for review:
Comments are due January 21, 2020.