Point Thomson Oil and Gas Leasing

At a Glance:

Location: Thomson Sand reservoir, Alaska

Date: 2011

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Belonging and Civic Muscle, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: food access, belonging and civic muscle, traffic safety, housing

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, Tribal Communities

Research Methods: Literature review, Secondary, Qualitative research, Primary research

Community Types: rural

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This health impact assessment (HIA) aims to identify human health impacts associated with the proposed ExxonMobil development of the Thomson Sand reservoir. The project site is located approximately 60 miles east of Deadhorse on the Beaufort Sea coast, 60 miles west of Kaktovik, and just west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has not yet authorized this project which is currently in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. This HIA is a standalone document that will be incorporated into the EIS as a technical appendix.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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