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Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...region in Alaska.But critics question the cost and see it as unnecessary with the state also pursuing a major natural gas pipeline project. The Susitna River Coalition says the dam would hurt salmon runs, harm wildlife habitat and turn seasonal...
A tale of two bills

...system squelch the state's chances of developing a natural gas pipeline and liquefaction plant? The answer is yes, no...with pre-engineering work for a trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline, there was Senate Bill 21, Gov. Sean Parnell's...
State | Local | SB21
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...Neither side) can claim the whole truth one way or the other."Mark Myers, a geologist and former state natural gas pipeline coordinator, said he doesn't believe any production can yet be claimed a result of SB21. The flat production...
Local | SB21
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...much we fund the base student allocation for our schools. In the other big issue the state wrestled with, the natural gas pipeline, the Obama administration stayed out of the way except to say through Larry Persily, the federal coordinator...
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...have generally widespread acceptance by Alaskans."Walker, who has long pushed for an "all-Alaska" major natural gas pipeline, has said he would aggressively lead the fight to develop Alaska's resources. In announcing his candidacy last...
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...the new Petroleum Profits Tax, or PPT, on the producers as a bargaining chip in negotiations over a deal on a natural gas pipeline, which were underway in 2005 and 2006.The new tax was actually a tax increase on the producers because the deal...
My Turn: North Slope gas no longer a pipe dream

For too long, Alaskans' dream of a natural gas pipeline has been just that - a dream.That changed last week with the passage of Senate Bill 138. For the first time in Alaska's history...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...votes no on major legislation, I pay attention.Stedman said his "vote against SB138 was not a vote against a natural gas pipeline. My vote was a statement against the fiscal structure in the bill and misalignment for the state."In his prepared...
Empire Editorial: No more second chances: Build the gas pipeline

...lawmakers approved a plan that calls for the state to negotiate a partnership and build an 800-mile, 42-inch natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Nikiski.We've heard this before - Gubik in 1959, Yukon-Pacific in the 1990s and...
My Turn: The word Parnell refuses to say: 'deficit'

...uncertified contractor's work resulted in EPA violations.Then there are those endless, wasteful studies - three natural gas pipeline studies under Parnell and not one piece of pipe ordered. In fact, a recent assessment concluded that of all of...


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