Concerned parties have another 30 days to weigh in on U.S. plans to open up the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska to drillers, the government said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management solicited the information on a proposed lease in the Alaskan waters of the Beaufort Sea next year. The proposal, still in the draft stage, is part of a five-year lease plan that would go into force in 2019 if approved in its current form The BOEM said it has extended the call for information for another 30 days, setting the expiration at one minute before midnight EDT on May 30. “Through the call, BOEM seeks comments from industry on […]