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My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...employers. Alaska Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, paints a perfect picture of this problem. He's been working in the oil industry for three decades. Since 2007 he's been an investment recovery coordinator for ConocoPhillips. But Meyer still felt...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-24/my-turn-brokenness-alaskas-legislativ
Opinion | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...while leaving Alaska. Time will tell if it has.This newspaper has repeatedly counseled caution when dealing with the oil industry. We still believe so, but we cannot keep these companies at arm's length forever. We rely on oil. We are addicted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-03/empire-editorial-advance-cautiously-a
Opinion
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...more predictable and stable tax policy encourages the oil industry to increase investment. More investment equals more...spurred by tax reform. Employment and spending by the oil industry is at record highs, caused by major investment on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most

...fishing, tourism and mining are not even worth a mention. He must not realize people were living in Alaska before the oil industry arrived.Walker is not going to get much cooperation from this bunch. They are out of ideas, out of touch and busy...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-walker-arrived-when-needed-mos
Letters
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...ANWR. For comparison, 17 billion barrels have been extracted from Prudhoe Bay since the beginning of the commercial oil industry in the late 1980s. "Even though it's not open for development today, this wilderness designation takes it off the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...its value.Here's why you need to contact your local legislators.The goal of SB21 was to offer tax breaks to the oil industry for increased production. Have we gotten increased production? Maybe and maybe not. According to a Jan. 15 editorial...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...ANWR. For comparison, 17 billion barrels have been extracted from Prudhoe Bay since the beginning of the commercial oil industry in the late 1980s. Bluemink said there's no incentive right now for oil companies to invest in ANWR drilling, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...have been part of their local fabric for generations," said Oceana's vice president Jacqueline Savitz.But the oil industry applauded the move, saying much of the U.S.'s offshore potential remains untapped. Production from offshore areas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Letter: SB21 is irresponsible, should be stopped

...something I would expect from the many members of the Legislature who work for oil companies or who have direct ties to the oil industry, but I thought more highly of our new governor.While I agree that cuts need to be made, particularly the positions...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-sb21-irresponsible-should-be-s
Letters
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...have been part of their local fabric for generations," said Oceana's vice president Jacqueline Savitz.But the oil industry applauded the move, saying much of the U.S.'s offshore potential remains untapped. Production from offshore areas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State

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