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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Considering the vulnerability of Alaska’s physical environment, should development of the North slope oil fields have been permitted?

To determine

Whether the development of the North Slope oil fields have been permitted by considering the vulnerability of Alaska’s physical environment.

Explanation

North Slope oil fields are situated in the U.S. state of Alaska. Alaska North Slope is a more expensive waterborne crude. However, the production of crude has been in decline since 1987. In each season within the North Slope, only a surface active layer of the tundra thaws and year round most of the soil is permanently frozen...

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