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Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

...Lease Sale Act, would give Alaska 15 percent of federal offshore oil and gas revenue between 2016 and 2026. Half of that...delegation have long attempted to earn Alaska a share of offshore oil and gas. Federal waters run from three to 200 miles...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/murkowski-revenue-sharing-bill-advances
State
Shell to cut jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

...and 2018 as the two companies' holdings are combined and restructured.Looking into the future, Shell is betting on offshore oil fields in Alaska, which van Beurden described as having the potential to produce more energy than the biggest projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/shell-cut-jobs-cope-long-period-cheap-o
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...to move forward.We may not enjoy the fact that Alaska is reliant on oil, but changing that fact will take time. Offshore oil makes up part of the off-ramp from the oil superhighway.Because a Shell icebreaker had an accident and won't be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Arctic drilling vessel heading to Oregon for repair

ANCHORAGE - Shell oil company will send a damaged ship carrying equipment required for Arctic offshore oil drilling from Alaska back to the West Coast for repairs.Royal Dutch Shell PLC's drilling schedule for two exploratory wells...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/arctic-drilling-vessel-heading-oregon-r
State
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...barrels in the Alaska outer continental shelf.Drilling is bitterly opposed by environmental groups that say Arctic offshore oil is best left in the ground. Burning Arctic oil will add to climate warming, disturb an ecosystem under stress from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/shell-heads-alaska-while-awaiting-final
State
In solidarity with Seattle, Juneauites protest Polar Pioneer

...report, which said there is a 75 percent chance of a spill of 1,000 barrels or more occurring in the next 77 years of offshore oil leasing in the Chukchi Sea.Redmond said the group is advocating for a more diverse economy so Alaska's government...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/solidarity-seattle-juneauites-protest-p
Local
6 protesting drilling arrested in Seattle

...Gus Melonas said.The grannies were part of two simultaneous protests in Seattle on Tuesday morning against Shell's offshore oil rig, which is at the terminal being prepared for Arctic drilling this summer.A group of younger protesters camped...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/6-protesting-drilling-arrested-seattle
State
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

...We feel we've got our best chance," Dillon said.Under the bill, Alaska would receive 15 percent of federal offshore oil and gas revenue between 2016 and 2026. Half of that - 7.5 percent - would go to the state directly. The other half...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/new-bill-promises-alaska-share-arctic-o
State
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...generated $6.2 billion in wages in the Puget Sound region. According to a report conducted by the University of Alaska, offshore oil production in Alaska, all told, could produce 35,000 jobs and add billions of dollars to state and national tax...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/my-turn-sullivan-alaska-washington-st
Opinion
Haida Nation files claim over offshore oil and gas reserves

...Haida name. "We don't believe offshore oil and gas can be safely obtained...and we are not prepared to see offshore oil and gas drilling in any waters...government imposed a moratorium on offshore oil and gas activity in 1972, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030702/sta_haidacase.shtml
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