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Oil industry profits, complaints revive tax cut debate

Alaska's biggest oil companies are reporting strong profits from the North Slope this year, but Gov. Sean Parnell is still saying oil taxes need to be lowered because oil production is declining."There is an undeniable fact: oil production is down - sharply. We can't afford to do nothing," said Sharon Leighow, Parnell's spokeswoman.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, called Parnell's proposal to reduce state oil taxes an "unwarranted giveaway."In the last week ConocoPhillips Co. and BP plc reported profits for the first half of the year.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-31/oil-industry-profits-complaints-revive-
State
Legislative move no answer to corruption

...Daily News. The special session question has become a big deal because those who thought it was a bad idea to tax oil industry profits, notably Democratic lawmakers Harry Crawford and Les Gara, have harnessed the ever-expanding story of political...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080507/opi_20070805027.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Pipeline regulators need citizen oversight

...percent of the total. It is certainly not, as critics contend, enough of an expense to significantly reduce oil-industry profits in Alaska, or discourage investment in exploration and development. Thirteen years ago, just after the Exxon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090102/opi_pipeline.shtml
Opinion
Oil or Alaskans: Who does Sean Parnell represent?

...drawing any conclusion about their effect on Alaska's investment climate is difficult." Add in the substantial oil industry profits earned so far this year and one has to wonder whose interest our governor is representing. ? Moniak is a Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-09/oil-or-alaskans-who-does-sean-parnell
Opinion
My Turn: DNR's unfortunate mission change

...Governor Parnell has our long term interests in mind when putting our resources on the market. At a time of record oil industry profits and high commodity prices, Governor Parnell wants to increase oil industry corporate profits with a $2 billion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-02/my-turn-dnrs-unfortunate-mission-chan
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