“Clearly, sea ice is a problem even now, during summer,” said Lois Epstein, an Alaska-licensed engineer and The Wilderness Society’s Arctic Program Director. “Chukchi Sea oil likely will be among the most expensive oil in the world to produce and transport to market
The Arctic Ocean may be remote and frigid, but it is home to abundant life and a delicate marine ecosystem. Despite the risks posed by offshore oil drilling, the oil industry is bent on gaining access to these fragile waters.
Alaska is America’s last great, wild frontier. In Alaska you can still see caribou migrating through vast valleys, salmon streams running through ancient forests and polar bears roaming icy shores of the Arctic Ocean.