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In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...difference in our national oil supply since fracking was introduced has been dramatic: where we used to be dependent on oil imports for fuel, the US is now moving towards becoming independent. The cost may be high: some say that fracking is polluting...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/stacks-new-adult-nonfiction
Art
Opponents dominate oil train hearing in Spokane

...declining Alaska North Slope production and more-expensive oil imports. Under current federal law, crude oil extracted in...declining Alaska North Slope production and more-expensive oil imports. Under current federal law, crude oil extracted in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-13/opponents-dominate-oil-train-hearing-sp
State
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

...production from shale oil in North Dakota and Texas, net oil imports last month dropped to their lowest level since 1995...International Energy Agency projects America's need for oil imports could virtually disappear in just 20 years. Alaska should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-11/alaskas-need-be-front-and-center-nati
Opinion
Sanctions on Iran may help, but economic pain can't be the sole pressure point

...unilateral and multilateral measures that prohibit Iranian oil imports, other trade and financial transactions, and freeze...real economic impact. Some reports assess that Iranian oil imports have dropped by as much as 1 million barrels a day since...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-10/sanctions-iran-may-help-economic-pain
Opinion
India gold culture defies curbs

...and weakened its currency, making crucial imports such as fuel more expensive.The government can't do much about oil imports - without fuel, the economy would grind to a halt - so in the past year it has tried to rein in gold demand, raising...

http://juneauempire.com/kay-johnson/2013-02-20/india-gold-culture-defies-curbs
My turn: Now is the time to stress improved shipping safety

...shipping safety, Congress should amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 as follows: Reinstate the 5-cent-per-barrel oil import fee to refill the federal Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, raise the cap on the fund from $1 billion to $2 billion...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051305/opi_20050513001.shtml
Opinion
Sprawling Prudhoe Bay's falling oil production reflect trend across U.S.

...geological officials believe the best prospect to be about 60 miles east of here in the wildlife refuge. But even with that oil, imports are forecast to increase significantly. "A huge emphasis on drilling in the most favorable areas could reverse the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060805/sta_20050608030.shtml
News
No friend of Saddam

...Given that dependence, and our then even more frosty relations with Iran, it was difficult to support ending all oil imports. Since Hussein's true intent became clear, I've led efforts to try and stop the U.S from importing Iraqi oil...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102902/let_letter28.shtml
Opinion
Senate endorses drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

...that are believed to lie beneath the refuges coastal tundra in northeastern Alaska and slow the growing dependence on oil imports. The United States now uses about 7.3 billion barrels of oil a year. "America needs this American oil," said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110405/sta_20051104037.shtml
News
Don't drill ANWR

...Drilling in the Arctic Refuge won't stop the war with Afghanistan, will almost negligibly impact our reliance on oil imports (and not for at least a decade). Drilling in the Arctic Refuge will make it even more difficult for this corporate-run...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111101/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion

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