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.” 

Read more here from the Washington Post and KTUU.

BLM has set up a comment period for the 2019 IAP/EIS. You can find more information here, including the Draft for review:

https://www.blm.gov/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/alaska/npr-a-iap-eis

Comments are due January 21, 2020.

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