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My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...challenge. The challenge before us is the economy, declining oil throughput, unprecedented deficit spending, exorbitant energy prices and the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. At stake is our children's future.We are in a crisis.When...
My Turn: SB21 is risky business the companies to produce North Slope oil.SB21 is not robust enough to effectively handle large variations in energy prices without exposing Alaska to tremendous risk. It is fiscal conservatives that should be objecting to SB21. No business...
Gasline legislation becomes law today

...natural gas pipeline."Fairbanks is the center of the state, and also one of the hardest-hit when it comes to energy prices," Parnell told the Empire when asked why he planned to sign the bill there. "They know firsthand what a gasline...
Gov. Sheffield stumps for in-state bullet gas line

...pipeline Alaska could be home to plastics manufacturers.The gas from the bullet line could cut heating and cooking energy prices in Fairbanks by more than half, Sheffield said.And why should Southeast Alaska care about cheap energy in South...
Legislative session over with major legislation passed

...operation in the Interior, attracted strong support in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, which struggles with high energy prices and high demand due to heating needs in the frigid northern winter. Unlike most of this year's high-profile legislation...
Walker will run again for governor

...We're sort of rewarding those that are drilling for water in the bathtub."Walker identified his top priority as high energy prices in many Alaskan communities."We need to stop doing these studies and whatnot and start building some stuff...
Energy Sec: Obama committed to role for coal

...serious. The world is already seeing the effects in more severe floods, heat waves and droughts that drive up food and energy prices. Rising temperatures also stoke more intense storms that threaten electrical grids and other key infrastructure...
The enigma of support for higher education: Impact on Alaska

...a complex issue involving streamlining of regulations, corporate taxes, infrastructure, attracting investments, energy prices and creating a more highly skilled workforce.We are all beneficiaries, albeit serendipitously, to partnerships...
Murkowski unveils energy plan

...change," said Murkowski. She noted already-high energy prices in Alaskan communities like Aniak, adding, "Alaska cannot afford to see increased energy prices as an answer to an energy proposal. It's just not...
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

...stories of thousand dollar energy bills, underscored the urgency and frustration surrounding the Interior's high energy prices and the need for something to be done as they continue to rise.The group, which met at the Noel Wien Library in...


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