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Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...the Obama administration, she said.Walker is expected to meet Wednesday with the Interior secretary to discuss oil development in Alaska, Marquette said.Walker flew to Washington so he could accompany Obama on Air Force One on the president's...
My Turn: Reflections of Alaska's fiscal situation

...electorate were bent on spending every cent of the eagerly anticipated oil revenue projected to flow from the Prudhoe Bay oil development.Alaska, a state long on potential but lacking many desired infrastructure amenities, was poised for a spending...
Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

...probably a bigger one than Shell is going to admit," Sharp said.Greenpeace remains opposed to Arctic offshore oil development and will turn its attention to other Alaska leases and potential drilling in other countries, she said."We don't...
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...ArcticDiscussed in the Lower 48 as the "oil export bill," Murkowski's new energy bill allows for revenue sharing from oil development - with possibilities for Ketchikan - in federal waters in the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the southern Atlantic...
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My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...budgets to the recovery on the other side. In fact, if it's plausible that grant earnings from a substantial gas and oil development had also grown steadily through the last 55 years, a 5 percent earnings rate today would just about cover the annual...
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...comes to ANWR - his goal is to protect a place that is unique in the United States. But his actions are too extreme. Oil development can be done responsibly, with a minimum of damage to the environment. Contrast the gruesome environmental damage...
My Turn: The case for big projects

...Building dams, roads, ports and bridges put Alaskans to work and generated and supported economic activity - from oil development and fishing to mining and tourism - and encouraged telecommunication companies to get us all connected. Imagine if...
Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill doesn't matter what advancements are made in technology," said Linda Krop, the group's chief counsel. "Oil development is risky business and will result in oil spills."___Associated Press writers John Antczak in Los Angeles and...
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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...The Native Village of Point Hope, a tribal government that has for years been a staunch opponent of Arctic offshore oil development, is withdrawing from a lawsuit that sought to block or overturn a 2008 lease sale.The village was the lead plaintiff...
Letter: Secretary Jewell witnesses climate change

...coastal communities, so soon after hearing from several state legislators how important it is to add more carbon to the atmosphere by opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain to oil development.John DunkerJuneau


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