→ Draft Environmental Impact Statement available on Liberty Development and Production Plan in Beaufort Sea planning area

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'The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is announcing the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Liberty Development and Production Plan in the Beaufort Sea Planning Area. The proposed action would recover and process oil from the Liberty oil field and transport sales-quality oil to market.' This involves constructing 'a Liberty Drilling and Production Island to recover reserves from three Federal leases in Foggy Island Bay of the Beaufort Sea,' as well as 'a new pipeline linking the [Liberty Drilling and Production Island] to the Badami Sales Oil Pipeline. The applicant would bury the subsea portion (approximately 5.6 miles) of the pipeline along a route leading south from the [Liberty Drilling and Production Island] to the Alaska coastline west of the Kadleroshilik River. The pipeline would transition to an above-ground portion (approximately 1.5 miles) of the pipeline that would continue south to tie into the existing Badami pipeline. The applicant would produce oil from the [Liberty Drilling and Production Island], transport it through the Badami pipeline to the existing common carrier pipeline system, and on to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.'