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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...
Murkowski presses EPA administrator on Pebble Mine, oil and gas exploration

...Jackson on a series of development projects in Alaska, including efforts concerning the proposed Pebble Mine and oil and gas exploration in the Beaufort Sea and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Murkowski pressed Jackson in her opening statement...
Regional News
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...
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...
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...court order, it is unclear exactly when Arctic OCS oil and gas exploration will resume. The agency is targeting March 2015...40 feet deep.Northern Economics concluded that oil and gas exploration and oil field support services were the only two...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...


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