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Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...Environmental Conservation.The Senate voted 13-7 on Friday to increase the pump price of gasoline, marine fuel and heating oil by 0.95 cents per gallon.House Bill 158, proposed by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, suggested a cent-per-gallon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
State | AK legislature
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used on the Alaska Marine...amendment to the bill that would have removed the tax from heating oil sales.The average Alaska driver would pay about $5...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/houses-fuel-tax-passes-hair
State | AK legislature
Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

...drops.In other futures trading on the NYMEX:- Wholesale gasoline rose 4.5 cents to close at $1.882 a gallon.- Heating oil rose 5.9 cents to close at $1.788 a gallon.- Natural gas fell 5.1 cents to close at $2.672 per 1,000 cubic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/oil-prices-jump-almost-5-percent-tensio
State
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...ability to thrive on $20,000, it's clearly coming from someone who has never had to pay ... $11 a gallon for heating oil or $9 a gallon for milk when it's on sale at the grocery store," Davidson said. "Many people in our rural communities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-05/capitol-hosts-controversial-medicaid-sp
State | AK legislature
Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

...on Teal Street caused by burnt cooking and a report of heating oil odor at a residence Forest Lane. CCFR followed their noses into a crawl space and found some heating oil under the house. A monitor fitting was found leaking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/police-fire-friday-feb-27-2015
Local
District considers deficit atop deficit

...they are going to hit us with one million because of falling oil prices, we should at least get $100,000 back in heating oil expenses," Miller said.Check the Thursday issue of the Juneau Empire for a full summary of the four 2016 budget scenario...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/district-considers-deficit-atop-deficit
Local
State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...air standards because of particulates emitted from wood burned by people trying use an alternative to expensive home heating oil. Research ties particulate pollution to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/state-vague-update-cleaning-fairbanks-a
State
State launches program to track firewood moisture

...program, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The burning of wood and coal as an alternative to high-priced heating oil is a major source of fine particulates, a chronic Fairbanks wintertime pollutant linked to heart attacks and decreased...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/state-launches-program-track-firewood-m
State
Hearings planned on proposed air regulations

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks residents who burn wood to save money as an alternative to expensive heating oil will have three chances to discuss proposed state regulations aimed at curbing particulate pollution.State and local officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/hearings-planned-proposed-air-regulatio
State
Proposed air quality rules released

...air standards because of particulate emitted from wood burned by people trying use an alternative to expensive home heating oil.Research ties particulate pollution to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/proposed-air-quality-rules-released
State

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