Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season, Field Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, October 11, 2012   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the October 11, 2012 field hearing on "Preparing for Offshore Drilling in the Arctic: Lessons Learned from the First Season" held before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Mark Begich: "We in Alaska know well the challenges and risks that accompany offshore development. As we look to the future, we need to proceed carefully, safely, and make sure local communities are fully prepared and engaged. The purpose of today's hearing is to take a look back on the first season of exploratory activity, and review the operational lessons learned and, of course, ask what does the future hold for oil and gas, not only through the exploration period but the development period. Of course, not everything went according to plan this season. [...] This review of the first season will help make us better, understand what is going on in the Arctic, but also will help us in Washington, D.C. for legislation needed to move forward in the Arctic." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: David J. Hayes, Thomas P. Ostebo, Laura K. Furgione, Peter E. Slaiby, Jacob Adams and Edith Vorderstrasee.

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Media Type:
S. Hrg. 112-811; Senate Hearing 112-811
Help with citations