Mark D. Myers
Dr. Mark D. Myers, of Alaska, was nominated May 3, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey at the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Myers would replace Dr. Charles G. Groat, who resigned effective June 17, 2005. 
Myers' Quotes on
- Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: "The bottom line is the geology strongly suggests significant oil and gas potential in there, but we ultimately don't know until we go out there and explore." —Earth Bulletin.
- Alaska's North Slope: "From a geologist's standpoint, the best place to look for oil and gas is near where other oil and gas has been found. You're surrounded by that potential in the 1002 area." —Earth Bulletin.
According to his nomination profile, "Dr. Myers most recently served as the State Geologist and State of Alaska Division of Oil and Gas Director. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Staff Geologist for Exploration at ARCO Alaska, Incorporated and Phillips Alaska, Incorporated. Earlier in his career, he was a Petroleum Geologist for the State of Alaska Division of Oil and Gas. Dr. Myers received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He later received his PhD from the University of Alaska."
Articles by Mark Myers
- "The Challenge of Managing Alaska’s Oil and Gas Resources for the Maximum Benefit of Its People – Some Observations and Opinions," Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, State of Alaska, 2003.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Kristen Nelson, "Mark Myers named to head state Division of Oil and Gas," Petroleum News, December 28, 2000: "Phillips Alaska exploration geologist spent most of ’90s at division after earning Ph.D. in geology from University of Alaska Fairbanks." Subscription required.
- Media Release: "Mark Myers Appointed as State Geologist," Alaska Department of Natural Resources, State of Alaska, February 2, 2005: "Myers also serves as the Director of Oil and Gas."
- Wesley Loy, "Oil tax could start 'war'. NEW PLAN: Former administration members warn of legal battles," Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), April 16, 2006.