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My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...Democratic colleagues by voting against the extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; by supporting oil development in ANWR; and by fighting expanded background checks for gun buyers. As someone who generally leans to the Democrats...
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...
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...
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 whether Alaskans or oil companies will control oil development for the next 35 years. It needs to be Alaskans...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...Harper, in the Revenue Department's Economic Research Group, compiled the production numbers.A number of new oil development projects have been announced for the North Slope since mid-2013, when SB 21 passed the Legislature, but it takes...
My Turn: Be careful what you vote for

...the price to hit $200 per barrel for any number or reasons, not the least of which is the lack of potential shale oil development outside of the U.S. If oil prices reach $200, and we do not have ACES back in place, the state of Alaska will...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline for decades."Residents of the North Slope have balanced responsible oil development and subsistence hunting for decades," he said in a release. "I am confident we can do so again in the Beaufort...
My Turn: New CO2 rule should be applied to oil, gas industries

...perhaps $10 billion and 1,500 deaths per year. Economists often fail to account for these indirect climate costs of oil development.Regardless what we do with emissions here in Alaska, a dramatic reduction in global carbon emissions is undeniably...
My Turn: Promises, promises

...more in profits out of the state? And what did we, the owner state, get in return? A wink and promise of future oil development? No binding quid-pro-quo ? just a lot of hope.Economists often deal with two distinct problems. First, is...
Gasline legislation becomes law today

...said of Fairbanks. "It really is a hub of activity in our state - not only for gasline development, but also for oil development." He added that the long-held gas dreams of many Fairbanksans will begin to be addressed with a different project...


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