Legislature confirms governor's appointments

...confirmed to the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, 43-17.Washington spent 35 years in the oil industry and worked in areas including pipeline valuation. Critics of his appointment to the board that reviews the tax value...
State | AK legislature
Our local governments deserve more respect

...McGee was the SARB chairman and former chief assessor for the Municipality of Anchorage. He was replaced with a former oil industry consultant and former employee who lives in California and is not an assessor. The reason given by Parnell, "We wanted...
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board

...California man with ties to the oil industry is the newest member of the Alaska board that sets the value for oil industry property, and a spokeswoman for...Mandell is the second former oil industry executive appointed to the board...
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...2009, just five months prior to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, when representatives of the oil industry and government regulators assured the U.S. Congress that offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico was perfectly safe...
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...are back in abundance," he said.IndustryAt the time of the spill, complacency among government officials and the oil industry had set in after a dozen years of safe shipments, said Mark Swanson, director of the Prince William Sound Regional...
Alaska Senate advances trans-Alaska gas pipeline proposal

...enabling legislation that is acceptable to all parties."Acting like a sovereign means we should never, ever give the oil industry the authority to veto the laws we put in place," said Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage.Under one of the amendments...
State | AK legislature
Assessment board appointee withdraws name

...telephone, told the committee he spent 35 years in the oil industry and worked in areas including pipeline valuation. He...the board who have worked much of their careers in the oil industry, he said it's offensive to "label everybody as being...
State | AK legislature
Letter: Alaska doesn't own oil companies

...these days surrounding Proposition 1, where the corporate side dominates the advertising media.Let's not forget the oil industry isn't like mining. It is a "straw in the ground", to quote a line from the movie "There will be blood." And...
Oil and gas executives hail project agreement as significant

...passed a cut in oil production taxes, which the companies spoke in favor of. Parnell said Wednesday that a healthy oil industry is needed to allow companies to make investments in a gas line. But he said he hasn't heard anything further on oil...
Kudos to Kerttula

...Senate President Rick Halford: "If it were not for Beth Kerttula's efforts and her experience in dealing with the oil industry, there is a high probability that BP would have ended up the majority owner, owning 75 percent of everything on the...


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