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Full Title: Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of U.S. Arctic Oil and Gas Resources Author(s): National Petroleum Council Publisher(s): National Petroleum Council Publication Date: 03/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The Arctic is home to distinct indigenous peoples and provides habitat for large numbers of birds, mammals, and fishes. While some areas of the Arctic, such as the central North Slope of Alaska around Prudhoe Bay, have seen decades of economic activity, much of the region remains largely unaffected by human presence. Today, there is increasing interest in the Arctic for tourist potential, and reductions in summer ice provide an increasing opportunity for marine traffic. At the same time,… [more]View Discussion