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Cumulative Effects of Oil and Gas Activities on Alaska's North Slope (March 2003)

Report in Brief

The report identifies accumulated environmental, social and economic effects of oil and gas leasing, exploration, and production on Alaska's North Slope. Economic benefits to the region have been accompanied by effects of the roads, infrastructure and activities of oil and gas production on the terrain, plants, animals and peoples of the North Slope. While attempts by the oil industry and regulatory agencies have reduced many of the environmental effects, they have not been eliminated. The report makes recommendations for further environmental research related to environmental effects.