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BLM OKs drilling permit in petroleum reserve

...Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first oil and gas production from federal land in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.The permit is for the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-23/blm-oks-drilling-permit-petroleum-reser
State
Drilling boom increases harmful spills

...we lose our water," Justin Johnson said, "that ruins our ranch."Their plight illustrates a side effect of oil and gas production that has worsened with the past decade's drilling boom: spills of wastewater that foul the land, kill wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-08/drilling-boom-increases-harm
Nation and World
Drilling OK comes just before Obama's visit

...to stem criticism from congressional Republicans and industry officials who have often accused it of hindering oil and gas production on federal lands. At the same time, the go-ahead has upset a key base of his support."It's perplexing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/drilling-ok-comes-just-obamas-visit
State
My Turn: Why I vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits

...Alaska's fiscal situation.Under Alaska's oil and gas production tax system, an oil and gas company may receive...There are other tax credits under the current oil and gas production tax system that lower taxpayers' obligations...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/my-turn-why-i-vetoed-200-million-oil-
Opinion
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...price of oil must maintain a threshold price of $80 and above per barrel. The same study indicates that Arctic oil and gas production will increase significantly if the oil price crosses $130 per barrel taking into account estimated global demand...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...like those on fuel, fish or alcohol, don't really general significant new revenue. Increasing state taxes on oil and gas production won't move the needle much, either, Hoffbeck said.Tapping Permanent Fund earningsThe only tool that can be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/gov-walker-seeks-input-balance-state-bu
State | AK legislature
Letter: The three E's of sustainability

...won't be facilities there. This makes capturing escaping methane very difficult. This is why we support opening oil and gas production in all areas with methane seeps. In fact, with proposed carbon taxes, the methane capture and burn industry...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-three-es-sustainability
Letters
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

...The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a final decision Friday that it said will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.The decision is a shift from the alternative that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/blm-clears-way-petroleum-reserve-develo
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...Arctic Ocean off-limits to drilling. The Department of the Interior also could impose "additional limits on oil and gas production in parts of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska," reported the Post's Juliet Elperin.When it came to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...credit issue Tuesday. Walker, in an opinion piece earlier this month, said the state is expected to pay more in oil and gas production credits this year and next than it brings in in production taxes. He has not proposed any legislative changes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/gas-line-marijuana-things-watch-week-le
State | AK legislature

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