USGS: "An Evaluation of the Science Needs to Inform Decisions on Outer Continental Shelf Energy Development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska" (2011)

In March 2010, the former Secretary of the Interior, asked the USGS, "to conduct an initial, independent evaluation of the science needs that would inform the Administration’s consideration of the right places and right ways in which to develop oil and gas resources in the Arctic OCS (Outer Continental Shelf), particularly focused on the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas." The fact sheet that summarized the extensive, nearly 300 page, USGS report can be found here. It includes a discussion of how climate change should factor into decision making about Arctic drilling.

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