The Nanushuk Project, a joint venture between Spanish oil company Repsol and Denver-based Armstrong Oil and Gas, is an oil discovery on Alaska's North Slope that could be the state's biggest in years. To ensure transparency and public accessibility during its environmental review, the project's consultants at DOWL hired SmartComment to help them solicit and manage public comments related to the project's multi-year Environmental Impact Report (EIR), from pre-scoping all the way through to the final document.
What We Did
During the pre-scoping and DEIS phase of Nanushuk's environmental review, the project team recieved hundereds of comments, which they digitally classified into individual topic areas as they came in. This efficiency allows consultants and staff to have a real-time picture of the populations and sentiments regarding the project so they can adapt plans accordingly or provide additional outreach.
What The Client Said
"I've been looking for an easy to use comment analysis tool for years. SmartComment provides the database capabilities I need and the support has been outstanding!"
Maryellen Tuttell, Senior Project Manager, DOWL