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Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...but is a shorter commute to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a more pressing need than, say, doing something about high energy prices in the Interior and rural communities? Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue, jobs...
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

...personal 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...
Alaska municipal officers learn about renewable energy

...leaders in communities that are struggling with high energy prices and uncertainty about where the energy is coming...heavily dependent on other sources and we pay some of highest energy prices in country. The cost of fuel is free with renewable...
Alaska Editorial: Nation needs an energy plan

...reinvestment or either cutting costs or absorbing the higher energy prices from their profits. None of those is really a good...highway vehicles. And about all those complaints about high energy prices? Instead of unconstructive complaining, let's...
Provide emergency heating funding

...raise funding for LIHEAP to $5.1 billion this fiscal year. That would be just enough to compensate for the higher energy prices we're expecting in the months ahead and would help people when they need help the most. It's not just the...
Legislative session over with major legislation passed

...trucking 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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...campaigns to open the reserve. However, the election of oil-friendly George W. Bush as president, along with high energy prices and tight supplies in the Lower 48, sparked new hope for development in ANWR and prompted Arctic Power to seek an...
State lawmakers hope to help with downside of high oil prices

...session. "It's not right for the state to be doing so well when we have Alaskans doing so poorly, because of these high energy prices," said Rep. Harry Crawford, D-Anchorage. Nelson and Thomas, both members of the House Finance Committee...
Juneau should declare tax holiday

...prices rise, the city prospers. It receives an ever-increasing tax stream and not only does it not suffer from higher energy prices, it gets to spend more. The 5 percent decrease in prices will not solve the problem, but it will be welcome...
Alaska editorial: Lessons to be learned from efforts to tie up ANWR

...billion barrels of oil. That's no small amount for a nation hungry for oil - admittedly too hungry - tired of high energy prices, and that finds itself in increasingly stiff competition with other nations for a dwindling supply of known oil...


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