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Two lawmakers throw support to Binkley oil tax plan

...candidates in the governor's race have now staked out a major position on issues surrounding the multi-billion-dollar gas line deal. Sarah Palin, a former Wasilla mayor running against Murkowski, recently stated she prefers building a gas pipeline...
Alaska editorial: Gas line deal should be decided by voters

It's up to Alaskans to act. The Alaska Legislature won't.
Alaska editorial: Legislature must pick up pace on gas line deal

Time is a wastin'. April 11 has come and gone, and we're still nowhere on the North Slope natural gas pipeline.
Irwin acted with integrity

...about the governor's so-called gas line "deal" are spot on. The memo was copied...fired on the spot. The so-called gas line deal that the governor announced last...R-Illinois, presses BP and Exxon for a gas line deal and refers to them as the "owners...
Menge: Focus is gas line, not how he got job

FAIRBANKS - The new director of the Department of Natural Resources says his focus is on getting the best gas line deal possible for Alaskans, and he isn't worried about any perception that he's a "yes" man for the Murkowski administration...
Why Murkowski is closing the deal fast

...nail on the proverbial head when he asked, "What's the rush," in regard to approving Murkowski's back room gas line deal. Sound off on the important issues at Hickel intended the question to be rhetorical, but I believe this is the answer...
Murkowski heads to pipeline talks

...three largest North Slope oil companies. The face-to-face talks come as a deadline nears for Murkowski to strike a gas line deal in time for the Legislature consider a contract in a special session this fall. "We're starting to push up against...
Palin asks Legislature to give up some power to get gas line

...without approving it. Sound off on the important issues at This year, Gov. Sarah Palin is going about winning a gas line deal in a much different manner. One change: The Legislature would not be asked to approve the eventual deal. It would...
Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support

...hearings this month will help him determine when to call lawmakers back to work for another special session on the gas line deal. But it will take more than statewide hearings, PowerPoint presentations, chambers of commerce speakers and positive...
My Turn: ACES defines reality on oil tax

...gas line negotiations between the previous administration and oil companies. The administration was desperate for a gas line deal - seemingly at any cost. As a result, it compromised the original plan's 25 percent tax rate. It included giveaways...


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