Alaska Soles • Entered by Loren Karro on April 1, 2021

KIC Incidental Take of Polar Bears – comments on application

January 2, 2021 – January 6, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 4
Participants 1
Total Hours 4

Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Landscape/area: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (999999 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Advocacy actions (1 comments)

Short Description of Activity

Filed comments in response to Kaktovic Inupiat Corporation’s application for Incidental Take of Polar Bears related to their winter seismic activity EIS


KIC’s document was poorly prepared and didn’t address many of the relevant issues. It also ignored some of it’s own findings in their earlier EIS. I was told that filing comments could help by delaying approval and by giving the USFWS people who didn’t want to go along, something more to fight with.

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