Event Title

Black Gold In the White Arctic

Presenter Information

Matt Suess

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

24-4-2007 8:15 AM

End Date

24-4-2007 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Accounting and Business Law

Student's College

Business

Mentor's Name

Vicki Luoma

Mentor's Department

Accounting and Business Law

Mentor's College

Business

Description

In light of recent volatility in the price of oil and gasoline in the United States, interest in opening up oil fields in the Alaskan wilderness has risen. Competing interests in developing oil resources to reduce the United States' dependence upon foreign oil include environmental concerns and the interests of Native Alaskan tribes. The 19.6 million acre Arctic Refuge is part of the only fully intact and unbroken continuum of arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems in the world. There are currently 45 different species of animals living in the refuge including: caribou, moose, foxes, wolves, grizzlies, and polar bears. There are two different Native Alaskan tribes: The Inupiat Eskimos, who live along the North Alaskan Coast, and the Gwich'in, who live in Arctic Village, both have differing views on the issue. This research project will examine the legal issues and competing interests involved in developing oil resource in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Apr 24th, 8:15 AM Apr 24th, 10:30 AM

Black Gold In the White Arctic

CSU 201

In light of recent volatility in the price of oil and gasoline in the United States, interest in opening up oil fields in the Alaskan wilderness has risen. Competing interests in developing oil resources to reduce the United States' dependence upon foreign oil include environmental concerns and the interests of Native Alaskan tribes. The 19.6 million acre Arctic Refuge is part of the only fully intact and unbroken continuum of arctic and sub-arctic ecosystems in the world. There are currently 45 different species of animals living in the refuge including: caribou, moose, foxes, wolves, grizzlies, and polar bears. There are two different Native Alaskan tribes: The Inupiat Eskimos, who live along the North Alaskan Coast, and the Gwich'in, who live in Arctic Village, both have differing views on the issue. This research project will examine the legal issues and competing interests involved in developing oil resource in the Alaskan wilderness.

Recommended Citation

Suess, Matt. "Black Gold In the White Arctic." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 24, 2007.
https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2007/oral-session-10/2