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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/alaska-village-pulls-out-lawsuit-stalle
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-its-time-alaska-higher-educat
Opinion
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

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-secretary-jewell-witnesses-cli
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...increased its estimate of recoverable oil from certain Chukchi Sea leases, but regulatory hurdles remain before offshore oil development can occur.The BOEM, part of the Interior Department, released a draft revised supplemental environmental impact...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
My Turn: We need women in power to think like mothers

...set the committee's agenda on controversial issues including the Keystone XL pipeline, climate change, offshore oil development and environmental protection. It's my hope she used up enough of her masculine energy on Election Day to allow her...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-09/my-turn-we-need-women-power-think-mot
Opinion
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...territory, the oil industry had a single motto: 'Trust me.'Worried about damage caused to the environment by oil development in Cook Inlet and on the North Slope? 'Trust me' was the answer.Worried about the integrity of the trans-Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

...take even a moderate position unfavorable to the industry or assert too strongly to seek the "maximum benefit" of oil development for Alaskans, she will face an opponent overwhelming funded by oil industry corporate donations.What choices will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/repeal-sb21-bring-back-aces
Opinion
My Turn: Facts emerge in support of YES vote

...production in areas where the bulk of Alaska's future oil development lies. ACES provided meaningful incentives to open...is whether Alaskans or oil companies will control oil development for the next 35 years. It needs to be Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/facts-emerge-support-yes-vote
Opinion

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