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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...The Native Village of Point Hope, a tribal government that has for years been a staunch opponent of Arctic offshore oil development, is withdrawing from a lawsuit that sought to block or overturn a 2008 lease sale.The village was the lead...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/alaska-village-pulls-out-lawsuit-stalle
State
My Turn: We need women in power to think like mothers

...to set the committee's agenda on controversial issues including the Keystone XL pipeline, climate change, offshore oil development and environmental protection. It's my hope she used up enough of her masculine energy on Election Day to allow...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-09/my-turn-we-need-women-power-think-mot
Opinion
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...increased its estimate of recoverable oil from certain Chukchi Sea leases, but regulatory hurdles remain before offshore oil development can occur.The BOEM, part of the Interior Department, released a draft revised supplemental environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Vermont Rep. Bernard Sanders, an independent. The bill would dedicate half of the federal money received from offshore oil development to coastal states. It also provides for federal purchase of environmentally sensitive lands, historic preservation...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022100/Loc_bill.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...government to share a portion of the revenue from offshore oil development with coastal states. The federal government...infrastructure and bear the environmental risks of offshore oil development, deserve a share in these benefits. The bills...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081799/Ope_fillermt.shtml
Begich fights for budget resolution, defends health care reform

...angry about Obama's statements in Brazil about buying their offshore oil at a time when Alaska's hopes for offshore oil development are facing environmental hurdles. "I don't know about (Brazil's) environmental policies, but I'm guessing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032411/sta_804527793.shtml
News
My turn: Panel needed so public has say in oil drilling issues

...industrial activity, including oil, gas and shipping.The council would provide advice on all aspects of Arctic offshore oil development - lease areas and deferrals, conflict avoidance, exploration, drilling, transportation, environmental and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-19/panel-needed-so-public-has-say-oil-dr
Opinion
Con: Should the US cancel plans for offshore drilling?

WASHINGTON - Those who disparage offshore drilling - and seem eager to ban it - ignore that the Gulf of Mexico accounts for one-third of U.S. oil production. Without domestic production, we would be spending even more on imported oil - which is already running $1.5 billion a day.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052810/opi_645917368.shtml
Opinion
Federal agency advances walrus listing petition

...public comment period. The comment period closes Nov. 9. "Climate change is the primary threat, but the offshore oil development in the Chukchi and Bering seas is also a problem," she said. Walruses could be forced into a land-based...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090909/sta_491250875.shtml
State and local briefly

...conservation and wildlife protection using proceeds from offshore oil development has run into opposition from Republicans on the...about 60 percent of the federal proceeds from offshore oil development, roughly $2.5 billion a year, and use it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080399/Loc_lbriefs.html
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