Can’t help but wonder how BP’s Liberty project, up in the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea got it’s name. From the Brits? How odd. I’ve been following Liberty since I attended an industry sponsored conference at Columbia’s Law School – I forget exactly when. My take away at the time (maybe 8 or 9 years back) was that all the remediation exercises that had been attempted had failed because the remediation vessels (boats) couldn’t go out because of bad weather. Hell of a place to drill for oil.
Here’s an article from the NYT, “BP Is Pursuing Alaska Drilling Some Call Risky.”