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Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.The president said in a video announcement...interest in the area and a public divide over allowing oil and gas exploration there."I think we all recognize that these are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
Empire Editorial: On second thought, vote yes on 4

...allot Measure 4 will do nothing more than require large-scale mines to meet the standard that has applied to oil and gas exploration for 40 years ? avoiding irreparable harm to vital Bristol Bay fisheries.Bristol Bay, with its many rivers...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/editorial-second-thought-vote-yes-4
Opinion
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...pleased we are now able to award these leases to the 2011 bidders and clarify the acreage that is available for oil and gas exploration in this highly prospective area."Our next step is to determine how the state's assertion will affect existing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
State
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...being revised by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management after a court order, it is unclear exactly when Arctic OCS oil and gas exploration will resume. The agency is targeting March 2015 to complete its work, which could allow for Shell to have a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
State
Agency mulls managing private refuge development

...could affect "the livelihoods and energy security of many Alaskans." Knudson, in his written remarks, said oil and gas exploration and development within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is essential for providing natural gas and electricity...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/agency-mulls-managing-private-refuge-de
State
Alaska Editorial: Kulluk report inspires no confidence for Arctic operations

...the only problem.All-ahead slow - with unblinking oversight - still makes sense in the long run for Arctic oil and gas exploration. But Shell and any other operators need to make clear that they have both learned and applied the hard-earned...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/alaska-editorial-kulluk-report-inspir
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

...declare the coastal plain as wilderness.That, rightly, set off some alarms in Alaska.The state submitted an oil and gas exploration plan in 2013 but was rejected by Fish and Wildlife. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said authority for approving...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/alaska-editorial-lawsuit-over-denied-
Opinion
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...ensuring that there is an opportunity for greater regulatory certainty, including the potential for offshore oil and gas exploration off of Alaska."In a statement released by her office, Murkowski said she was disappointed by Shell's announcement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-09/legislative-roundup-sunday-feb-9-2014
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: State makes a point in suing over federal failure to consider oil plan

...declare the coastal plain as wilderness.That, rightly, set off some alarms in Alaska.The state submitted an oil and gas exploration plan in 2013 but was rejected by Fish and Wildlife. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said authority for approving...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-19/alaska-editorial-state-makes-point-su
Opinion
Understanding climate change impacts vital for Alaska industries

...Arctic nation is because of Alaska.I believe Alaskans have proven that development in the changing Arctic - oil and gas exploration, shipping, tourism - can be done responsibly.This means setting a high bar for Arctic development by using...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-22/understanding-climate-change-impacts-
Opinion

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