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Ship's chief engineer pleads guilty to pollution charge

...engineer of a vessel that illegally dumped oil-contaminated bilge water pleaded guilty...left South Korea last August and dumped the oil 165 nautical miles south of the Aleutian...either ashore or pumped overboard using an oil-water separator.Nicolas, as chief engineer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/ships-chief-engineer-pleads-guilty-poll
State
Christopher Charles Follis

...valorem taxing and revenue sharing issues. During the winters, he dealt with Legislative matters. He also sat on the State's Oil and Gas Assessment Review Board for many years.Chris always had at least one boat, even in college. For several summers...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174018764
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

...same time would be a wasted opportunity.Here's a reality check as we look at budget-cutting options. Given the fall in oil prices, the budget deficit is so large that you could fire EVERY state employee and still have a roughly $1.5 billion deficit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn
Opinion
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...do so again. Furthermore, we suggest that this increase be temporary. If oil prices rise, the state will have more revenue and the need for this tax will pass. When oil prices rebound, we may safely get rid of this extra tax.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...officials continue to monitor the Sunday oil spill at Statter Harbor in Auke Bay, but...investigating the approximately 50-100 gallons of oil spilled into the water sometime in the early...determine its source."The origin of the oil, discovered by a visitor from Petersburg...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/officials-expect-minimal-damage-auke-ba
Local
Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

...alarm on Teal Street caused by burnt cooking and a report of heating oil odor at a residence Forest Lane. CCFR followed their noses into a crawl space and found some heating oil under the house. A monitor fitting was found leaking. The homeowners...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/police-fire-friday-feb-27-2015
Local
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...expecting the assessed value of the refinery to decrease because its owner, Flint Hills Resources Alaska, quit refining crude oil in June. The company continues to use the property as a fuel distribution terminal.The Fairbanks North Star Borough assessed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/north-pole-refinery-tax-assessment-cut-
State
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...rejected a proposed amendment from Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, that would have added a portion of the request.The crash in oil prices has exacerbated the state's budget deficit, projected to be in the billions of dollars this year and next. Gov. Bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/budget-proposal-could-ground-some-aircr
State | AK legislature
Alaska Science Forum: Life on ice at the top of the world

...residents of the North Slope from 1978 to 2013. Seaice scientist Lew Shapiro started talking with elders in the late 1970s when oil company executives became interested in the damage sea ice might inflict upon their structures. Shapiro's colleagues, Ron...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/alaska-science-forum-life-ice-top-wo
Outdoors
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...project that Alaska has been pursuing with oil and gas and pipeline companies, Revenue...major gas project is seen by many as this oil-dependent state's next best shot for significant revenues as oil production declines.Hoffbeck said having...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hoffbeck-talks-gas-line-during-confirma
State | AK legislature

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