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House Resources advances gas line bill

...It also would not allow for payments in lieu of taxes on existing oil and gas infrastructure, like the trans-Alaska pipeline system, an issue that's been a concern of several mayors whose communities will be impacted by the project.One...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/house-resources-advances-gas-line-bill
State | AK legislature
My Turn: It's not complicated: Alaska needs board members serving residents' interests

...appointments. He tried to appoint a Californian to the State Assessment Review Board that determines value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. This was part of Parnell's effort to undervalue the pipeline, fleecing Alaska localities of property taxes paid...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-07/my-turn-its-not-complicated-alaska-ne
Opinion
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...harm would be minimal and short-term. But history tells a different story.Seeking approval to build the Trans Alaska Pipeline in the early 1970s, industry and government promised that oil would be shipped safely from Alaska, and "not one...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/my-turn-lesson-exxon-valdez-dont-trus
Opinion
Lawmakers, bill reflect on Valdez spill

...24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck the Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound carrying oil from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline terminal. The spill resulted in approximately 11 million gallons of oil pouring into the water.Munoz's chief...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-24/lawmakers-bill-reflect-valdez-spill
Local
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...from environmentalists sensitive about the trans-Alaska pipeline and efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...City Manager Doug Griffin said the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline which carries oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez and the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/grounded-tanker-spills-270000-barrels-o
State
Parnell: Flint Hills liable for spill

...company. The company also cited a competitive disadvantage from the high cost of crude oil drawn from the trans-Alaska pipeline and the high costs of energy from a lack of access to natural gas.Flint Hills last week said it had inquiries from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/parnell-flint-hills-liable-spill
State | AK legislature
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board

...Parnell dismissed last month.The assessment board under McGee had set increasingly higher values for the trans-Alaska pipeline system. That meant the state and local governments received hundreds of millions of dollars in additional property...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-03-08/nonresident-begins-term-state-assess
Weddings
Rabinow to resign unless lawmakers clear up rules

...California man and former oil company analyst appointed by Parnell to the board that reviews the tax value of the trans-Alaska pipeline withdrew his name from consideration, saying he didn't want it to become an issue for Parnell. Parnell maintained...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/rabinow-resign-unless-lawmakers-clear-r
State | AK legislature
Assessment board appointee withdraws name

...to the board that reviews the tax value the trans-Alaska pipeline has withdrawn his name from consideration, saying...had set increasingly higher values for the trans-Alaska pipeline system.The Alaska Supreme Court in February handed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/assessment-board-appointee-withdraws-na
State | AK legislature
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...Hopkins were on the payments in lieu of taxes and ensuring that existing oil and gas properties, such as the trans-Alaska pipeline system, from which communities derive taxes currently, are not affected.The two, along with Valdez Mayor Dave...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/mayors-seek-assurances-gas-line-project
State | AK legislature

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