Canadian Arctic Resources Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2450
Canadian Arctic Resources Committee is a non-profit, environmental watchdog group, focusing on issues of resource use north of the 60th parallel.
Abstract: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee is a non-profit, environmental watchdog group, focusing on issues of resource use north of the 60th parallel. The Committee provides input into the policy-making process through its research, appearances before Regulatory Boards and the provision of information to the general public by a monthly bulletin and numerous books.
Among their most recent publications are The Scottish and Alaskan Offshore Oil and Gas Experience and the Canadian Beaufort Sea by J.G. Nelson and Sabine Jessen (155 pp. $6.50), and Aluminum Smelting in the Yukon: An Assessment of Economic Viability by John P. Thompson (118 pp., $6).
The Canadian Beaufort Sea region is on the verge of large-scale social and environmental change as a result of proposed oil and gas development by companies such as Dome Petroleum, Gulf Canada Resources and Esso Resources Canada. Two similar regions, the Shetland Islands and Alaska's North Slope Borough, have had experiences with offshore oil and gas development. The forms of political organization established there to control the effects of development are described by the authors and proposed as models for use in the Canadian context.
An assessment of prospects for large-scale hydro-electric development in the Yukon and the economics of establishing an aluminum shelter there are outlined in the second volume. Both the international aluminum market and local costs of hydro-electric power are analysed. The author concludes that planned smelters in other countries are likely to prove more competitive than the one proposed for the Yukon.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.