Environmental Lawsuits Threaten Arctic Communities

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) is deeply disappointed in the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit which invalidated key sections of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2008 Outer Continental Lease Sale for the Chukchi Sea.

ASRC President & CEO, Rex A. Rock, Sr. explained, “This decision will have a negative impact on our region and the entire state of Alaska. It is critical for the Department of Interior to define a clear path forward so businesses can move ahead with certainty and our people can continue to have meaningful employment opportunities.”

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Author: Ann Northcutt

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