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ASRC Reacts to Defense of Willow Project

Following the recent filing by the U.S. Department of Justice, defending a 2020 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Willow Master Development Plan Project (or “Willow Project”), Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) is issuing the following statement:

“The filing on May 26, 2021, maintaining that the Record of Decision for the Willow Project complied with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) standards, is certainly encouraging news for the region we represent, Alaska’s North Slope, as well as the rest of the state, as it will bolster our domestic energy security.

The Willow Project, located in the Bear Tooth Unit in the northeast portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, (NPR-A), will provide not only much-needed jobs for our people, but also tax revenue to support our schools, health clinics and other infrastructure and public services. We are pleased to see that this project has met the rigorous NEPA standards and look forward to our continued partnership with ConocoPhillips to move this project forward.

ASRC would also like to thank Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young for their tireless efforts in support of this project.”

About ASRC

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to approximately 13,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 13,500 people across Alaska and the Lower 48. The company has six major business segments: government contract services, petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, and resource development.


Marie Duriez
Shareholder and Employee Communications Manager

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