North Slope Borough
Impacts and Benefits of Oil and Gas Development to Barrow, Nuiqsut, Wainwright, and Atqasuk Harvesters
Braund, Stephen R. Braund & Associates. (2009). Impacts and Benefits of Oil and Gas Development to Barrow, Nuiqsut, Wainwright, and Atqasuk Harvesters. Prepared for the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management
This report is based on research performed by Stephen R. Braund and Associates under contract with the North Slope Borough (NSB). Funding for the project is through a grant from the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska Impact Program administered by the State of Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, Division of Community Advocacy. The study has four objectives: 1) Document the impacts and benefits of oil and gas development as perceived by NSB residents of four communities: Nuiqsut, Barror, Atqasuk, and Wainwright; 2) Document personal experiences with the impacts and benefits; 3) Identify ways in which impacts can be mitigated and benefits enhanced; 4) Place oil and gas impacts in the context of how the well-being of North Slope residents has changed over the past thirty years and how it compares with the well-being of other arctic residents.
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