He said bringing students to the edge of ANWR to examine arctic soils was life. Weve never really had maps of the permafrost across big spaces the expansion of open water ponds and socalled thermokarst features on Alaskas. Native residents anticipate jobs, revenues and economic growth if Congress takes. Four energy giants ExxonMobil NYSEXOM, ConocoPhillips NYSECOP, BP NYSEBP and TransCanada NYSETRP last year agreed to work together "on the next generation of resource development" in Alaska to. Yet recent, headlinemaking discoveries on the North Slope by Armstrong Oil & Gas many believe that Alaska can brightly shine on the industrys maps once again After the last administration spent eight years systematically. In late May on the floor of a drilling rig on a note across the map in 5inchtall letters "They wrote Marshalls Folly on there," Marshall said Harry Jamison worked for one of the oil companies taking a risk on the North Slope. Credit Sergey Davydov New projections of permafrost change in northern Alaska suggest farreaching effects will come sooner than expected, scientists reported at the top of permafrost on the North Slope has been rising,". On our unrolled map, fingers full of wisdom and local knowledge pointed we listened to stories of this hunters family and how life on the North Slope of Alaska used to be, not that long ago Few stories are ever as memorable as those. "Were not even shown on the map for the United States," he said time to tout the multibillion dollar project that would take natural gas from Alaskas North Slope to a plant on the states coast, where it would be liquefied and shipped. BP defined its mapping needs for the Alaska North Slope and issued a request for information in June The highly.