Jobs Alert! ANWR Coastal Plain Lease Sale Process Begins Tomorrow

Jobs Alert!  ANWR Coastal Plain Lease Sale Process Begins Tomorrow

November 16, 2020

The process by which oil and gas producers weigh in on where they’d like to drill in the 10-02 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) should begin tomorrow, according to a notice in today’s Federal Register.

Per an accompanying press release, BLM Alaska State Director Chad Padgett noted, “This call for nominations brings us one step closer to holding a historic first Coastal Plain lease sale, satisfying the directive of Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and advancing this administration’s policy of energy independence.”

When the process starts tomorrow, so will a 30-day public comment period.  You can bet that the eco-extremist crowd will slam BLM with tens of thousands of Lower-48-based form letters and emails, all fear-mongering over what immeasurable damage would occur if producers begin to responsibly develop oil in the 10-02 area.

The very arguments they are spouting – that caribou, polar bears and other various wildlife, flora and fauna will be devastated – are easily shown to be 100% false.  How?  Just look to the west of ANWR, at the massive Prudhoe Bay and Kuparuk development areas.  There, polar bears and caribou (depending on the season) are daily visitors.  Other native wildlife flourishes, and the producers have a strict, heavily enforced “do no harm” requirement for employees and contractors working in the fields.

ANWR will bring tens of thousands of construction jobs, thousands of hands for production and billions of dollars to the US and Alaska state treasuries. Despite what the radical environmentalists say, investing in ANWR development is good for America, and Power The Future looks forward to the results of the call for nominations and accompanying lease sale.