Irwin: Alaska development would be safe
Department of Natural Resources commissioner points to geologic, regulatory differences between state’s offshore and Gulf of Mexico
As the reverberations from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster continue to shake the U.S. oil industry and those who regulate it, Tom Irwin, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, is anxious to point out some key differences between drilling in the Gulf and drilling in....
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The Arctic Alaska offshore has shallow water
Alaska operations are seasonal
Pressures tend to be lower in Alaska rocks
AOGCC provides independent oversight
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