ANCHORAGE, Alaska — November 1, 2021Today, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) moved to intervene in the lawsuit filed by environmental advocacy organizations challenging the Beaufort Sea Incidental Take Regulations issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August 2021.

AOGA is intervening in the case to defend against the claims brought by those organizations. The challenged regulations are the most recent version of similar regulations that have been used for decades on the North Slope and have been repeatedly found to be highly protective of wildlife.

“AOGA’s members have longstanding and unique experience in safely developing oil and gas resources in Arctic environments,” said Kara Moriarty, AOGA’s President and CEO. “They are strong supporters of Arctic marine mammal conservation, management, and research in Alaska and are committed to ensuring that the living resources of the Arctic are responsibly managed and conserved according to the best available science.”

AOGA is a professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. More information about the organization can be found at, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), or Twitter (@AOGA).

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