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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
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...
The overreach of executive power

...Recently passed legislation allows DNR to hold a public notice and comment period only once every 10 years for oil and gas exploration or development in multi-million acre areas. People will be required to comment without knowing the when, where...
Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...cargo traveling between the Dutch shipping hub of Rotterdam and ports in California. There are also stepped-up oil and gas exploration and scientific expeditions, and more cruise ships are plying its waters.Q: How fast is the Arctic melting...
Alaska Scientist reprimanded over emails settles case silence and discredit him "and send a chilling message to other scientists at a key time when permits for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic were being considered. They failed on the first two goals, but I believe that what they did to...


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