U.S. company pitches man-made island for oil drilling in Alaska

An American company is proposing to build an artificial island to drill for oil off Alaska’s coast — something that’s been done before and could be considered on the Canadian side of the Beaufort Sea as a safer alternative to offshore drilling, according to one analyst. Hilcorp Alaska, a subsidiary of Texas oil company Hilcorp Energy, wants to build its Liberty Project — a gravel island as an offshore oil platform —  in the Beaufort Sea on the Alaskan side. U.S. drilling regulators are currently deciding how to assess the environmental impact of the plan. Read the article here 09:37