AAPG Statements on:
- Onshore Access
- Geologic Carbon Storage
- Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Resources
- Hydraulic Fracturing
- Preservation of Geological and Geophysical Data
- National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Access
- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Access
- United States National Energy Supply
- Climate Change
- Tax Reform
- Natural Gas Supply Concerns
- Reformation of the Endangered Species Act
- Reformation of the Clean Water Act -- Wetlands Access
- Offshore OCS Access
- Research and Development Needs
- Oil and Gas Workforce Needs in the 21st Century
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Access (PDF)
Allowing petroleum exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) coastal plain, one of the most prospective areas of the country, is a subject of intense debate. Bolstering domestic energy production in an environmentally responsible way is the major issue.
In more than 30 years of modern-era exploration and commercial production from the North Slope of Alaska, the petroleum industry has demonstrated its ability to protect the environment while producing a significant part of the nation’s daily oil production. These same best practices would be used in exploration and production from ANWR.
AAPG supports access to the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain of the 19-million-acre ANWR for petroleum exploration and development.