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My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...The timing is urgent, particularly in light of increased human activity from many nations related to shipping, oil and gas development, commercial fishing, military and even tourism.As Alaskans, we call for a two-prong strategy to effectively...
Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

...status by Congress and set aside for potential oil and gas exploration.Under the 1980 law Congress must approve oil and gas development in the coastal plain but gave the Interior Secretary limited authority to conduct exploration to assess the resource...
Murkowski proposes offshore revenue sharing

...Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to give Alaska a share of revenues generated from certain offshore oil and gas development.Alaska receives a share of revenue from oil and gas leasing and production three to six miles from state shores...
Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

...of overhunting.To protect them, environmental groups have campaigned against industrial activities such as oil and gas development off Sakhalin.Federal and international whale experts have considered the two subpopulations of gray whales to...
Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

...her to conclude otherwise given recent federal actions.She cited as examples proposals to put off limits to oil and gas development the potentially oil-rich coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and millions of acres in Alaska's...
Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit after introducing legislation Friday that would strengthen state laws related to future settlements over oil and gas development.Walker left without taking questions.Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, noted that a judge had reached different...
State | AK legislature
State senators riled by federal actions We're working on something," he said.The legislature has been on the record in the past, endorsing oil and gas development from the coastal plain. A resolution opposing wilderness designation of the coastal plain was introduced in the...
State | AK legislature
Begich dismisses claims, cites 'Libertarian streaks'

...would pass, what would it be.Sullivan and Begich both mentioned opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas development, something state politicians have long pushed to see happen. Begich also mentioned tax reform. Fish cited eliminating...
Huna Totem president appointed by governor

...Corporation President and Juneau resident Larry Gaffaney was appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to the Alaska Royalty Oil and Gas Development Advisory Board, the governor's office announced Wednesday.The board advises the Department of Natural Resources...
My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction health care, jobs and other benefits for Alaska's large veteran community; he has worked to increase oil and gas development; and he supports women, the fisheries, rural Alaska, and education. I'm proud to support a real Alaskan who...


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