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Tribes, public work toward unified voice

...Commissioner Sam Cotten, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Larry Hartig and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers.Hartig told groups on Wednesday and Thursday that he hopes, with concerned members of the public...
My Turn: In Alaska, a big decision looms

...the state's approach to developing Alaska's North Slope natural gas.The program featured Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers, Larry Persily of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Dr. Margo Thorning of the American Council...
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...most recent list of executive salaries published by the Department of Administration. Former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash made about $131,500 the same year.The average executive branch salary is $5,407 per month...
State | AK legislature
Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...lawmakers last year setting out the state's participation in Alaska LNG.The committee did hear from Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford, who said full-fledged negotiations are under way related to Alaska LNG. She also spoke...
State | AK legislature
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...smaller project on the state's behalf.The piece was posted hours after company representatives and a deputy Natural Resources commissioner told lawmakers the parties were working together and the project was on track for a decision next year on...
State | AK legislature
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...continue it," he told reporters Friday.Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford said the administration decisions on whether to build yet.Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers said the goal is to get a gas line...
State | AK legislature
Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

...modification would be rescinded if Caelus sells or transfers ownership of any of the affected leases.Acting Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford said in a release that the benefits to the state, from added revenue, production, jobs...
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...Secretary of State, before returning in 2009, when he was appointed state attorney general. In 2010, he became natural resources commissioner, a post he held until his Senate run.Anderson said Sullivan's focus in the remaining two weeks will be...
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...real motivations are behind some of the positions we take, and some of the decisions we ultimately make," Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash said.Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River and chair of the committee, said she had requested...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...Cabinet picks was for Mark Myers, a former director of the Division of Oil and Gas, to replace Joe Balash as Natural Resources commissioner. Balash has been a prominent figure in gas line talks.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, who voted...


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