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BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

...public to hold BLM to its commitment to protect the reserve's special areas "from the splintering impacts of oil and gas development and ensure that these areas remain safe havens for wildlife and subsistence hunting."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-23/blm-oks-drilling-permit-petroleum-reser
State
Wood bison finding home in Alaska

...supported the project."While people in other areas thought the introduction of bison might interfere with potential oil and gas development, Shageluk and lower Yukon residents always said yes when asked about the return of wood bison.Seaton found...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-25/wood-bison-finding-home-alaska
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-changing-arctic-presents-oppo
Opinion
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...he said. "Enough! Let's use those resources to our benefit.""OCS development is clearly the future of oil and gas development on the globe," said Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River.Members of the House minority speaking in opposition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-05/arctic-drilling-complaint-clears-legisl
State | AK legislature
Letter: develop Alaska's oil

...Alaskans, when you see photos in the newspaper and images on the nightly news showing activists protesting oil and gas development here in Alaska, stand tall. By huge margins, Alaskans support developing the resources our state has to offer...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-09-07/letter-develop-alaskas-oil
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-13/murkowski-proposes-offshore-revenue-sha
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/gray-whales-pacific-crossing-leads-ques
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State
Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit

...case 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/gov-walker-says-hell-dismiss-point-thom
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/federal-judge-rejects-state-stance-anwr
State

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