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Northern Gas Pipelines, (Alaska Gas Pipeline, Denali - The Alaska Gas Pipeline, Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline, Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline, Northern Route Gas Pipeline, Arctic Gas, LNG, GTL) is your public service, objective, unbiased 1-stop-shop for Arctic gas pipeline projects and people, informal and rich with new information, updated 30 times weekly and best Northern Oil & Gas Industry Links on the Internet.  Find AAGPC, AAGSC, ANGTL, ANNGTC,  ANGDA, ANS, APG, APWG, ANGTA, ANGTS, AGPPT, ANWR, ARC, CARC, CAGPL, CAGSL, FPC, FERC, GTL, IAEE, LNG, NEB, NPA, TAGS, TAPS, NARUC, IOGCC, CONSUMER ENERGY ALLIANCE, AOGA,AOGCC, RCA and more...

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WASHINGTON: Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act; History of H.R. 4; DOE Energy Bill Position, 6-02; Daschle-Bingaman Energy Bill (Alaska, Sec. 1236 & tax credit, Sec. 2503 & H.R. 4 Conferees), Tax Credit; See amendments, "Energy Policy Act of 2002";  "Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act of 2001 (Draft)" & Background Paper, 8-9-01;Alaska Legislature Joint Committee position; Governor's position; Governor's 10-Point Plan; Anadarko Analysis; U.S. Senate Energy Committee Testimony, 10-2-01 - text version;  U.S. Senate Energy Committee Testimony, 9-14-00; Report on the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Act of 1971, prepared by staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 1-18-01

ALASKA: 1-23-03, Governor Frank Murkowski's State of the State Speech; 2002 DRAFT Recommendations to 2003 Legislature; '02 Alaska Legislation; Alaska Highway Natural Gas Pipeline Policy Council; Joint Legislative Gas Pipeline Committee; 9-01 Alaska Models: Canadian Routes, LNG, GTL; HR 4 Story; Cook Inlet Supply-Demand Report: AEDC; Commonwealth North Investigation & Our Article; Report: Backbone; Legislature Contacts; State Gas Pipeline Financing Study; 5-02 Alaska Producer Update; Kenai: "Oil & Gas Industry Issues and Activities Report, 11-02"; Alaska Oil & Gas Tax Structure; 2-27-02 Royalty Sale Background; Alaska Gas Pipeline Office opens, 7-01, and closes, 5-02; Betty Galbraith's 1997-1998 Chronology Our copy.

CANADA: 1-10-03, "Arctic Gas Pipeline Construction Impacts On Northern Transp."-Transport Canada-PROLOG Canada Inc.-The Van Horne Institute;Hill Times Reports, 8-30-02; 9-30-02, Cons. Info. Requirements; CBC Archives, Berger Commission; GNWT Economic Impact Study, 5-13-02; GNWT-Purvin & Gertz Study, 5-8-02; Alberta-Alaska MOU 6-02; Draft Pan- Northern Protocol for Oil and Gas Development; Yukon Government Economic Effects: 4-02 & PPT; Gas Pipeline Cooperation Plan Draft & Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board Mackenzie Valley Pipeline MOU Draft, 6-01; FirstEnergy Analysis: 10-19-01; Integrated Delta Studies; National Post on Mackenzie Pipeline, 1-02;Northern Pipeline Act;  Haida Nation v. British Columbia; Indian Claims Commission; Skeena Cellulose decision -- aboriginal consultations required, 12-02; Misc. Pipeline Studies '02

COMPANIES: Alaska Gas Producers Pipeline Team Newsletter, 7-27-01; APG Newsletter: 5-02, 7-02 & 9-02; ArctiGas NEB PIP Filing Background; NRGPC Newsletter: Fall-02;  4-02 ArctiGas Reduces Field Work; BP's Natural Gas Page; Enbridge Perspective; Foothills Perspective; Williams Perspective; YPC Perspective, 7-02

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Northern Gas Pipelines: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - Facts and Issues

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Photo:  Leif Erickson narrating film about 1974 at Arctic Gas' test facility, Prudhoe Bay. Here, he was describing how the buried, refrigerated line would cross the Arctic National Wildlife Range.  Original environmental research proved that the pipeline could be constructed and operated within the Range in an environmentally acceptable way.  Since then, the 'Range' designation changed to 'Refuge'.  Any ANWR oil development would be restricted to a much smaller area than would have been affected by the environmentally acceptable gas pipeline work.  Construction would occur in winter months when migrating species are not present.  This page is included since so many gas pipeline issues relate to ANWR and to help counter emotional rhetoric and myth disinformation so prevalent in today's media reports.  Also, more gas may be discovered in ANWR to support northern gas pipelines' throughput, and North America's energy needs.  -dh 

Table of Contents: Click Subject or Scroll Down

See: Educator's Logic, ADN Compass (Useful Alaska Land Facts)

See: Juneau Empire's Refuge of Riches

See: Arctic Power Web Page and Links

(NEW FEATURE: ALASKANS LIVING WITH WILDLIFE: PHOTOS FROM READERS--WORTH THOUSANDS OF WORDS ('Photo' button, left); AND Courtesy of the 'Bucket Brigade', See Congressional Record Statements Re: The Environmental Movement and uses of environmental contributions; AND the new, Alaska Inc. Magazine has produced one of the best 'ANWR Myth' articles we've seen)

1. Facts. 2.  CURRENT NEWS, News: 2002Editorial: 2002; and 2001 3. Government. 4. Industry. 5. Advocacy.  6. out of date....  7.  Federal Legislation.  8. North Slope O & G.  9. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Maps. 10. ANWR History, Oil and Conservation Values. 

1.  Facts. 

1.  What is ANWR and what are the issues (Map)?  At 19 million acres, ANWR is larger than 10 other states.  Of the total acreage, only 1.5 million acres on the Coastal Plain is being considered.  Of that, only a small percent of acreage would be affected and then only with rigorous controls.  The caribou calve there in the spring, some years.  Similar herds at Prudhoe Bay have grown in size since oil production began due in part to enhanced wildlife protection and environmental benefits caused by availability of gravel pads, elevated above mosquito infested muskeg (Note: 1970-era population of Prudhoe Bay's Central Arctic Caribou Herd: 3,000; year 2000 population: 27,000.  1998 ANWR area Porcupine Caribou Herd population: 129,000).  Exploration would occur in the winter months, when the animals are not present.  ANWR could produce oil equal to 30 years of Saudi imports and contribute to a reduction of the national debt.

Earlier ANWR news/events: click upper left tab

3-27-08.  AP via ADN.  FAIRBANKS -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez told business leaders Wednesday that drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could help bring down the record-high price of oil.


1-7 Updates: 00:57, 01:23, 01:31, 11:04, 11:49, 12:32 ET.  ADN, Washington, by Liz Ruskin-Washington -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo & story) will be sworn in today to a Congress that might -- maybe, possibly -- open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.  John Katz, director of the governor's Washington office, says the stars are in alignment like never before to let exploration begin in that corner of northeast Alaska.  "I think this is the best opportunity we've ever had," said Katz, who will soon retire after working on this issue for five previous Alaska governors. "But it's by no means a foregone conclusion, even now."  (See our earlier note re: Congressional Schedule)

1-6 Updates: 00:10 ET.  CBC, WHITEHORSE - Just after being elected in November 2002, Yukon premier Dennis Fentie (Photo-L) opened up a dialogue with the leaders of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This year he says he wants to get down to business with politicians in Alaska.  … Dennis Fentie and Alaska governor Frank Murkowski (NGP Photo-R) were both elected in November. … Both campaigned on a strong pro-development platform, and believe that resource development is best way to balance the budget.   John Manley is a spokesperson for Murkowski. He says the two leaders are a good match. … Both leaders support an Alaska Highway pipeline, a railroad through the Yukon and continued funding for the Shakwak highway project. … But Fentie says they don't agree on everything.  "When it comes to ANWR we agree to disagree with the governor. …


2.  Editorial:   New 2002 Editorials to Follow Below; 2001 Editorials Here.

3.  Government Alaska State Senator Al Adams' Position (Senator Adams represented North Slope residents in the State Legislature unil retirement last year); Governor Knowles' Letter to Congress; North Slope Borough Mayor Statement (North Slope Borough is the local government body of the Alaska North Slope); U.S. Fish & Wildlife Page; NWT Legislative Assembly passes motion against ANWR development; George Tagarook is a council member and former mayor of the City of Kaktovik, an lnupiat village whose homelands include the Arctic drainage of what is called the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

4.  Industry Position of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (The Alaska Native Regional Corporation which includes North Slope Native residents as shareholders).

5.  Advocacy

 Author's note:  This page is written with the hope that many North Americans honestly want to understand the facts and are open minded.  One hopes this is especially true for those who have not visited the Arctic North, but seek to support logical public policy.  Until the facts change, the author admits to favoring ANWR exploration.  However, this position is not taken for political, fundraising or employment reasons: rather, it is the result of making scores of trips to the North Slope, knowing many of the village residents there, reviewing $100 million worth of Arctic pipeline environmental work and understanding the factual needs of North America for secure domestic supplies of energy.  I hope the information above is useful to you.  -dh

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