2 edition of Guidelines for oil and gas operations in polar bear habitats found in the catalog.
Guidelines for oil and gas operations in polar bear habitats
by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Alaska OCS Region in [Anchorage, Alaska?]
Written in English
|Statement||edited by Joe C. Truett.|
|Series||OCS study, OCS study|
|Contributions||Truett, Joe C. 1941-, United States. Minerals Management Service. Alaska OCS Region., LGL Ecological Research Associates.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 104 p.|
|Number of Pages||104|
Jan 17, · Polar bears, Alaska oil and D.C. debate "It doesn’t make sense to open prime polar bear habitat to oil drilling when the animal is under consideration for federal protection," Sierra Club. Nov 25, · The US government designated "critical habitat" for polar bears who live on Alaska's disappearing sea ice, a move that could impact new oil and gas drilling projects in the Arctic.
The proximity of oil exploration and development to principal polar bear habitats raises concerns, and with the advent of true off-shore development projects, these concerns are compounded. Contact with oil and other industrial chemicals by polar bears, through grooming, consumption of tainted food, or direct consumption of chemicals, may be Cited by: 4. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) listed the polar bear as a threatened species throughout its range in due to the threat of extinction posed by the loss of sea-ice as a result of climate change. Sea-ice constitutes essential polar bear habit and provides the platform from which polar bears hunt their primary prey, ice seals.
Dec 17, · Summary. This consultation seeks comments on the Oil & Gas Authority’s strategic plan-level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) of blocks taken forward for consideration of award in 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round. Oil and gas development in polar bear habitat can affect the bears in a variety of ways. An oil spill in the Arctic would most likely concentrate in the areas where polar bears and their prey are also concentrated, such as sea ice allmusictrends.com: Mammalia.
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Get this from a library. Guidelines for oil and gas operations in polar bear habitats. [Joe C Truett; United States. Minerals Management Service.
Alaska OCS Region.; LGL Ecological Research Associates.;] -- Provides information about polar bear biology, discusses why bears are attracted to sites, gives methods for and legal restrictions on deterring bears, and tells how personnel should be. On May 15,the Service issued two rules regarding the polar bear: A final rule to list the polar bear as a threatened species (73 FR ) and an interim special rule under section 4(d) of the ESA (16 U.S.C.
(d)), which provided that activities authorized or exempted under the MMPA may not be considered as violations under the ESA or its implementing regulations (73 FR ). Jul 10, · Oil and gas development poses a wide range of threats to polar bears, from exposure to oil from accidental spills to displacement from maternity dens.
An oil spill in sea ice habitat will likely result in the accumulation of oil in leads and between ice floes, features favored by polar bears and their main prey (ringed and bearded seals). While oil and gas development is an important component of Wyoming’s economy, large-scale development often has adverse impacts on wildlife.
In view of these impacts, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (Commission) is publishing recommendations designed to ameliorate conflicts between oil and gas development and wildlife resources.
bear, causing injury or death. Ina polar bear died because a bear guard with the oil and gas industry mistakenly used a crackershell to deter a bear at close range rather than a beanbag round.
Although very unlikely, misuse of projectiles could cause severe injury or death at most once annually. Guidelines for Oil and Gas Operations in Polar Bear Habitats MMS Aerial Surveys of Endangered Whales in the Beaufort Sea, Fall MMS Status and Pelagic Distribution of Otariid Pinnipeds in the Bering Sea during Winter MMS Circulation and Cross-Shelf Transport and Exchange Along the Bering Sea Continental Shelf Edge.
Sep 08, · How Do Oil Spills Affect Polar Bears. September 8, Andrew Hartsig. Author. As you view our infographic, you’ll notice that in the location where the oil spill occurred, the population of polar bears has declined. You’ll also notice that as the oil spreads east and west from the central spill location, polar bear populations.
Nov 25, · US sets aside 'critical habitat' for polar bear in Alaska Siegel called for the administration to impose a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in bear habitat areas. "An oil. Interim Operating Practices for Oil and Gas Activities in Identified Boreal Caribou Habitat in British Columbia management activities for Boreal Caribou including protecting Boreal Caribou and their habitat from oil and gas activities and managing the size and mitigating the effects of the oil and gas (wolf and black bear) • forage.
Mar 12, · The Polar Bear Listing Story: Efforts to Regulate GHG Emissions Using the Endangered Species; A significant secondary theme underlying CBD's petition to list the polar bear, is its opposition to oil and gas exploration and development in and offshore of Alaska.
Since CBD's polar bear petition was first filed, nearly every major oil and gas. The primary objective of our polar bear program is to ensure that polar bear populations in Alaska remain a healthy, functioning component of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas ecosystems.
Alaska shares the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear stock with Canada and the Bering/Chukchi Seas polar bear stock with the Russian Federation. Industrial activity. The oil, gas, and mining industries can disrupt fragile tundra habitats.
Drilling wells can thaw permafrost, while heavy vehicles and pipeline construction can damage soil and prevent vegetation from returning. This activity also increases the risk of toxic spills.
Nov 17, · Oil and gas drilling would simply make things worse for polar bears and other wildlife - as well as for the Inupiat people and other Alaska Natives who depend on the Arctic's environment to survive.
The Polar Bear is Still One Oil Spill Away From Disaster. External Writer - sea ice and coastal area as critical habitat for the polar Author: External Writer. Ryan P. Steen Partner.
Seattle, WA. P: filed by advocacy groups challenging MMPA incidental take regulations applicable to North Slope oil and gas operations. Representation of trade associations in federal district court and appellate litigation involving challenge to the polar bear ESA critical habitat designation.
PRE-SPILL STRATEGIES FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION. ), which will provide more specific information and guidance for polar bear response. USFWS has been attempting to improve coordination between response partners and has been studying how to best clean oiled polar bear fur (USFWS, ).
The National Academies Press. Wildlife Interaction Plan Purpose: To provide guidelines for assuring the prompt reporting, investigation, and documentation of Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), and polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sightings or incidents involving animals that are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of during the Colville River Delta-3D Seismic Survey in the.
Nov 24, · WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated more thansquare miles of on-shore barrier islands, denning areas and offshore sea-ice as critical habitat for the threatened polar bear under the Endangered Species Act.
Apr 07, · Let us ensure that we understand that extinction is forever, and we must make that decision first before we send the oil and gas industry out into the critical habitat to break up the polar bear Author: Michael Shnayerson.
U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday failed to pass a measure to block oil and gas drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, losing to Republicans who believe production there would.
Opinion by Judge Schroeder 7 8 ALASKA OIL AND GAS ASS’N V. JEWELL SUMMARY* Endangered Species Act The panel reversed the district court’s judgment vacating the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS”) designation of critical habitat in Alaska for the polar bear, a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act; affirmed the district court’s denial of cross-appeal claims; and .Apr 10, · Newfoundland conservation officers right to kill polar bear in hunting mode.
Guidelines for Oil and Gas Operations in Polar Bear Habitats. Minerals Management Service Alaska, US Dept. of the Interior, Report Watch polar bear habitat reform in the Canadian Arctic.Oct 06, · Alaska oil explorers encountering more polar bears. There were polar bear sightings in and around Alaska oil and gas operations in .