Federal Issues

12/20/2016 AOGA Press Release: President Obama's move to ban offshore Arctic oil and gas activity ignores Alaskans' support for resource development
12/20/2016 AOGA Press Release: President Obama's move to ban offshore Arctic oil and gas activity ignores Alaskans' support for resource development
11/21/2016 AOGA/IAGC/API Comments to NMFS on Final Environmental Impact Statement for Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean
10/17/2016 AOGA Comments to USFWS on Draft Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy Docket
09/21/2016 AOGA Testimony by Joshua Kindred to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Fisheries, Water and Wildlife Subcommittee: "Proposed revisions to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy"
09/21/2016 AOGA Testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Energy - “Hearing to receive testimony reviewing the proposed revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy”
09/18/2016 AOGA/API Comments on the Draft Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan
07/07/2016 AOGA Press Release: New Arctic Regulations will deter Arctic investment, development
06/20/2016 AOGA Comments to BOEM on Air Quality Control, Reporting and Compliance
06/20/2016 AOGA Comments to NMFS on Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to an Anchor Retrieval Program in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
06/16/2016 Alaska Coalition letter to BOEM on OCS 5 Year Plan
06/14/2016 AOGA Comments to US ACE on Methodology for Assessing Functional Gains and Losses for Permittee Responsible Compensatory Mitigation and Calculating Compensatory Mitigation Credits & Debits for Third Party Mitigation Providers in the Alaska District
06/13/2016 AOGA Comments to USFWS on Proposed Revisions to the USFWS's Mitigation Policy
05/10/2016 AOGA Press Release: Low oil prices, high uncertainty responsible for oil and gas industry pullback from the Arctic Offshore
05/02/2016 Trade Association's comments to USFWS on Draft PEIS on the OCS OIl and Gas Leasing Program: 2017-2022
04/20/2016 "AOGA applauds passage of Senator Murkowski's bipartisan energy bill"
04/20/2016 AOGA Press Release: AOGA applauds passage of Senator Murkowski’s bipartisan energy bill
03/30/2016 AOGA Comments to NMFS on Comments on Proposed Changes to Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammal Hearing
03/15/2016 AOGA Press Release: Today’s announcement about leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf sends mixed signals on Alaska’s Arctic offshore development
02/09/2016 AOGA Comments to USFWS on Proposed Revision to Regulations Governing Non-Federal Oil and Gas Development within the National Wildlife Refuge
12/14/2015 AOGA & API Comments on Polar Bear 5-Year Review
12/04/2015 AOGA Comments on Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Gas Natural Gas Sector
12/04/2015 AOGA Comments on EPA's Proposed Rulemaking - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Production and Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution
12/03/2015 AOGA Testimony before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources on the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 - Joshua Kindred, AOGA Environmental Counsel
11/17/2015 AOGA Comments to BOEM on Hilcorp Liberty DPP
10/27/2015 AOGA Comments to EPA on Appendix W
09/18/2015 AOGA & API Comments on Polar Bear Plan
07/14/2015 AOGA Comments to NMFS on Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Recovery Plan
07/07/2015 AOGA Statement on Judge Sharon Gleason throwing out every argument made by anti-industry groups' lawsuit - Calls the groups' legal arguments "unpersuasive", says government "met its obligation"
07/02/2015 AOGA Statement on the Draft Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan
05/12/2015 AOGA Testimony to the Port of Seattle Commission
04/06/2015 AOGA Testimony on the Impacts of the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule on State and Local Governments and Stakeholders
03/31/2015 Press Release: AOGA files comments on proposed critical habitat designation for ringed seals
03/31/2015 Press Release: AOGA applauds federal decision on Shell leases
02/09/2015 AOGA Testimony on OCS Leasing Plan
02/02/2015 AOGA/API Comments to NMFS Regarding Proposed Rule to Designate Ringed Seal Critical Habitat
01/27/2015 AOGA Statement - Federal governments offshore leasing program challenges Arctic oil and gas development
01/25/2015 AOGA Statement - President Obama's ANWR announcement
12/16/2014 AOGA's Statement - President Obama's move to prohibit oil and gas development in Bristol Bay
07/25/2014 AOGA lauds court decision to vacate the listing of bearded seals as a threatened species
02/19/2014 AOGA Comments to EPA on Geotechnical Permit
02/14/2014 AOGA Comments to USCG on ARRT Oil Dispersant Auth Plan of the AK Federal State Preparedness Plan
01/15/2014 AOGA Statement on EPA's Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
06/28/2013 AOGA Comments to EPA on "EPA's Revised Draft Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (EPA-HQ-ORD-2013-0189)
06/27/2013 AOGA's comments to NMFS on Supplemental Draft Environmenal Impact Statement for Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean
02/26/2013 AOGA/API comments regarding ringed and bearded seal critical habitat NOAA-NMFS-2010-0258 and NOAA-NMFS-2010-0259
02/21/2013 AOGA Press Release: AOGA expresses disappointment in the Department of Interior's National Petroleum Research-Alaska final development plan
02/08/2013 AOGA Comments to USFWS on Proposed Rule and Draft Environmental Assessment for Chukchi Sea Incidental Take Regulations
01/11/2013 AOGA applauds federal district court's decision to vacate the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's polar bear critical habitat designation
12/21/2012 AOGA Press Release: National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to list ringed and bearded seals as threatened is not consistent with the Endangered Species Act or the best available science
12/19/2012 AOGA expresses disappointment in the Dept. of Interior’s Final Environmental Impact Statement for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
10/23/2012 AOGA Joint Comments with American Petroleum Institute and Petroleum Association of Wyoming on Proposed Revision sot the Regulations for Impact Analyses of Critical Habitat, FWS-R9-ES-2011-0073 & NOAA-120606146-2146-01
10/12/2012 AOGA/AMA Comments on Small Remote Incinerators
08/31/2012 AOGA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, Docket ID No. EPA-HW-OAR-2007-0492
08/27/2012 AOGA Comments on Point Thomson Project Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
08/09/2012 AOGA Comments on Proposed Amendments to RICE NESHAP, Docket ID No. EPA-HW-OAR-2008-0708
06/04/2012 AOGA Testimony on the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
03/30/2012 AOGA Comments on Proposed Reissuance of the NPDES General Permits for Oil and Gas Exploration Facilities on the OCS and Contiguous State Waters in the Beaufort Sea and on the OCS in the Chukchi Sea
03/28/2012 AOGA Comments to National Ocean Council on the Draft National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan
03/26/2012 AOGA Comments to NMFS on Draft Revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports NOAA-NMFS-2012-0007
02/28/2012 AOGA Comments to NMFS on DEIS for Effects of Oil & Gas Activities in the Arctic Ocean (RIN 0648-XA885)
02/21/2012 AOGA Comments on EPA Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of Final Rule – Commercial and Industrial & Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Reconsideration & Proposed Amendments; Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste – Docket ID No. EPA-HQ
02/13/2012 AOGA/API Comments on Status Review for the Ribbon Seal, NOAA-NMFS-2011-0248
02/06/2012 AOGA Supplemental Comments to USFWS on Proposed Revisions to the Regulations for Impact Analysis of Critical Habitat, FWS-R9-ES-2011-0073 & NOAA-120606146-01
01/16/2012 AOGA Comments on the Point Thomson Project DEIS (EIS # 20110387)
01/09/2012 Comments on the 2012-2017 OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Program DPEIS
07/31/2011 AOGA Comments on EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act
07/15/2011 Comments on Shell’s 2012 Revised OCS Lease Exploration Plan Camden Bay, AK and related Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan
07/11/2011 Comments on Revised Draft SEIS, OCS Oil & Gas Lease Sale 193, Chukchi Sea, Alaska
12/23/2010 Comments on the Application of Shell's Oil Discharge Prevention & Contingency Plan to Drilling in the Beaufort Sea
11/30/2010 Comments on Chukchi Sea Draft SEIS193
11/09/2010 Testimony on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193
10/01/2010 Comments on New IAP/EIS for NPR-A
06/07/2010 Comments on ANWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan
05/11/2010 Testimony on ANWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan