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Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

Environmental groups are hailing the announcement that Norwegian oil giant Statoil is giving up on its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. The reaction of the state's elected officials has been far different...
My Turn: United Legislature grants control of state's destiny

...can run and maintain the pipeline system. And we can expect even more jobs and state revenue from reinvigorated oil and gas exploration on the North Slope. This economic activity boosts local economies and helps provide a base for economic diversification...
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

...Legislature urges the United States Department of the Interior to reconsider its actions and continue to promote oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas."The complaint, a joint document of the House and Senate, is not a binding...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...can no longer afford these extremely generous incentives. Something has to change.In recent discussions with oil and gas exploration company representatives in Alaska prior to making my decision on the reduction, I was pleased to find them respectful...
Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

...However, the coastal plain area was withheld from wilderness 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...
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part submission. The first part was published Tuesday.
Arctic policy commission submits report

...Legislature on Friday.The report's recommendations include development of an Arctic port, revenue sharing, oil and gas exploration, spill prevention resources, home access to water, sewer and sanitation services in rural communities, reduced...
State | AK legislature
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...
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...
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...


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