Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil and gas extraction on the North Slope.The BLM lease sale includes tracts within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and...
Eroding Alaska village appeals lawsuit's dismissal

ANCHORAGE - One of Alaska's most eroded villages wants to revive a lawsuit that claims greenhouse gasses from oil, power and coal companies are to blame for the climate change endangering the tiny community. The city of Kivalina and...
Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

...giant Statoil is giving up on its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean north of...other company with an interest in oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic federal waters...of Earth's oceans. "Pursuing oil and gas in the U.S. Arctic Ocean is too risky...
More Thanksgiving travelers; don't get stuck at airport

NEW YORK - A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year.During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million...
Nation and World
Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...infuriating Republicans by forcing through a bill cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Legislative efforts on climate change were declared...the majority of voters wants to see action to reduce greenhouse gases.Said McConnell: "Republicans have no intention of giving...
Nation and World
In first, global temps could average 1.8 degrees higher

...two most important greenhouse gases, reached record highs last year...the burning of coal, oil and gas for energy, global CO2 a new record in greenhouse gas concentrations," WMO act now to slash greenhouse gas emissions if we are to have a...
Nation and World
Crowley Maritime gets OK to bring Canadian gas to Alaska

...S. Department of Energy to import Canadian liquefied natural gas to Alaska.On Tuesday, Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that...provide specifics.The import permits allow Crowley to import gas via tanker truck or in bulk via tanker ships.Crowley is known...
Washington state to write new rule to limit carbon output

...Ecology on Monday proposed capping greenhouse gases from the state's 35 largest emitters...over time - the amount of heat-trapping gases from the state's largest industrial facilities...emitting 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases a year, which would capture about 60 percent...
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My Turn: Obama has another kind of climate change denial any action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions if it compromised the corporate...cleaner environment with reduced greenhouse gasses while growing the economy and maintaining...fuels instead, their total greenhouse gas emissions will climb beyond the point where...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...train workers for construction, oil and gas, mining, and many other industries. In...Walker has focused on moving forward with a gas line and the state is working that project. Apprenticeships for the gas line are a key part of that workforce development...


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