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3 things to watch in the Legislature

...state lawmaker and federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline projects, from Anchorage; and Al Bolea, a former oil company executive, from Big Lake. In their place, Walker appointed former state legislators Rick Halford and Joe Paskvan, and...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...whole debate about ACES really boiled down to the fact they don't like paying taxes. From that perspective, oil company executives aren't at all unique. No one likes taxes, especially Alaskans. According to the Tax Foundation, we've...
Alaska Science Forum: Life on ice at the top of the world

...North Slope from 1978 to 2013. Seaice scientist Lew Shapiro started talking with elders in the late 1970s when oil company executives became interested in the damage sea ice might inflict upon their structures. Shapiro's colleagues, Ron Metzner...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...necessarily linked to a boost of high paying jobs. It's wishful thinking (Stockholm Syndrome, perhaps) to credit oil company executives with concern about Alaska's future. It's our responsibility to anticipate and meet challenges as they unfold...
Preliminary education task force report answers few questions

...a joint House and Senate committee. He said a third-party contractor could also be considered."They got oil company executives telling you how to run the state, come on!" Egan said. "I just think we're going in the wrong direction...
House GOP independent on oil tax, budget

...we're off to a good start when no side thinks that it's good," said Pruitt. "You know, you have the (oil company) executives that have struggles, you have the minority that has struggles, and so that's a good sign, because I think...
Big Oil's PR blitz was shameful on the important issues at A front-page article in the Empire the other day had our governor joining with oil company executives in issuing this same threat to the Legislature. It doesn't take a Rhodes scholar to figure out whose interests...
Sprawling Prudhoe Bay's falling oil production reflect trend across U.S. dormitories or cramped hotels, because there's no city within an easy drive. Now the issue confronting oil company executives here is how to slow the declines in Prudhoe Bay and nearby fields set on a treeless landscape at the edge of the...
Alaska Editorial: Full review of port authority plan can't hurt

...Coast, likely in Canada or Mexico. The gas would then find its way into the Lower 48. The governor and the oil company executives, backed up by some consultants, say the port authority's idea flat out won't work. The governor has put...
Senators criticize BP executives

...Thomas Barrett, chief of the Transportation Department's pipeline safety agency, told a Senate hearing at which oil company executives said they hope to present such a plan, possibly this week. "We must be assured that even a temporary limited...


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