MMS issues EA for seismic programs
Environmental assessment for Chukchi, Beaufort Sea stipulates protections for wildlife, requires a conflict avoidance agreement
By Alan Bailey
The U.S. Minerals Management Service has published its final programmatic environmental assessment (or PEA) for seismic surveys in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The agency has prepared the PEA in response to a heightened level of seismic survey activity on the Arctic outer continental shelf — Shell....
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