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Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved temporary royalty relief for five North Slope leases that it said could not economically be developed otherwise.
Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

Chieftain Metals Corp., the company attempting to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine, has taken a financial hit.
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett thinks Alaskans do not understand B.C.'s mine permitting process. Bennett's theory is if he could only explain it to us, we would stop worrying about B.C.
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

Alaskans concerned with mining in transboundary watersheds often aren't aware of the cooperation between the state and provincial governments, according to a British Columbia resource official.
State | Local
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan announced Tuesday three hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.
My Turn: Alaskans are and will be better off under SB21

For those who don't know me, I was raised as an Air Force brat in North Pole. Maybe it is the former wrestler in me, but when it comes to Alaska's future - and that of my family - I have a hard time sitting on the sidelines.
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

I'm voting "Yes" on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal SB 21, the so-called More Alaska Production Act. On Aug. 5, 2014, Alaska Dispatch News published an article by reporter Richard Mauer titled, "'Facts' are debatable in oil tax warfare.
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

The Alaska Department of Revenue called this year "a watershed moment for Alaska oil production." Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average of 6 percent each year.
Local | SB21
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

A tailings dam at Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia ruptured Monday morning, sending toxic waste into a watershed that flows into Vancouver.
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Peninsula Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.


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