Secretary Zinke signs order to jump-start Alaskan energy.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order to jumpstart Alaskan energy production in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and update resource assessments for areas of the North Slope, including the "1002 area" of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Zinke's order, signed at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association annual conference, directs his agency to develop a revised Integrated Activity Plan for the NPR-A that "strikes an appropriate statutory balance of promoting development while protecting surface resources." It directs the assistant secretaries of Land and Minerals Management and Water and Science to submit a joint plan with an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and natural...

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