Resource Development Council

RDC Action Alert:
Support for Alaska's OCS

September 8, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 pm
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

On Wednesday evening, September 8th, William Reilly, co-chair of the National Commission on Offshore Drilling, and University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer will hold a panel discussion and “listening session” from 5-7 p.m., regarding Gulf oil spill recovery and response at the Consortium Library, Room 307, University of Alaska Anchorage.

UAA’s Gunnar Knapp and UAF’s Michael Castellini of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will participate in a panel discussion from 5-5:30 pm.  The public will be allowed to testify from 5:30-7:00 pm.   Testimony will be limited to 3-4 minutes.

The stated purpose of the Anchorage session will be to hear from Alaskans who have experience or expertise in oil spill response and recovery. Alaskans need to weigh in as the Obama administration will be considering this Commission's advice in making its decision on Alaska OCS approvals.

The importance of responsible OCS development to Alaska’s future cannot be overstated. Alaska’s proven track record has demonstrated that oil and gas exploration and development can be done in an environmentally responsible manner.  This Commission and the Obama Administration needs to hear that message loud and clear. It is highly unlikely there will be another opportunity for our voices to be heard by members of this Presidential Commission.

Your voice must be heard. Remember, each of us has expertise to pass on, whether it be about Alaska's safety record, America's and Alaska's economic situation, the need for OCS development to the success of your company and the state, or otherwise.

For specific points on the importance of the OCS in Alaska's energy future, please visit: