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Oil and Gas Impacts Minor in Alaska’s Cook Inlet

According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study, the impacts to marine mammals from oil and gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet will be minor. The administration released a draft Environmental Assessment looking at impacts from both seismic and drilling activities in this relatively small body of water. The draft assessment states that activities may harass some animals but will not have any measurable changes to populations or mating grounds.

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