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My Turn: House Bill 77 cuts permitting inefficiency that harms Alaskans

...leasing and material sales. In 2013, additional DNR and legislative proposals to support timelier decisions for oil and gas projects passed the Legislature.However, DNR's efforts through House Bill 77 to increase the efficiency of our land...
The overreach of executive power

...Supreme Court ruling that DNR has a constitutional duty to analyze and give public notice on cumulative impacts of oil and gas projects. The Legislature should also conduct oversight hearings on resource agency regulation changes proposed under Administrative...
Alaska stake in LNG project approved

Before finishing all of its work in Juneau, the Alaska Legislature approved state participation in a large North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project, one of the major pieces of business for the 28th session.
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Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...Senate. Parnell also worked as the director of government relations for ConocoPhillips and as an advisor on major oil and gas projects for the lobbying firm Patton Boggs. In 2008, Parnell challenged U.S. Rep. Don Young for his seat, but narrowly...
House passes bill on drilling permits, firing ranges

...added another layer of review to the permitting process and puts into doubt the validity of an unknown number of oil and gas projects now operating within the Alaska Coastal Management Program. The bill would make no change to the way permitting...
State Briefs

...Oil Corp. and make it harder for people to sue over such issues in the future. House Bill 86 says any Cook Inlet oil and gas project that has received final approval from state agencies is considered authorized by the Legislature. That provision...
Pipeline planning costs reach $25 million

...two dozen contractors with expertise in areas such as engineering, economics, public policy, contract law, and oil and gas projects. "It paid for investigating a project that, at today's prices, has the potential to bring $70 billion to...
Rural SE voters to pick senator from Interior

...would not push road building in communities that don't want it. Carter said he'd like to loosen regulations on oil and gas projects to spur more development in that industry. Lincoln wants to look at whether management of fishing and timber can...
Methanol spills from Prudhoe pipeline

...undergoing a massive restructuring following several high-profile setbacks. In the past few years, the company has been hit by a deadly Texas refinery accident, oil spills at Prudhoe Bay and delays at its Gulf of Mexico oil and gas projects.
Murkowski: Energy is top concern

...Department could help promote offshore exploration and development. Interior, she said, has a mandate to move offshore oil and gas projects. However, litigation is still to be expected, she said."We are not leading in the Arctic," Murkowski warned...


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