Noting a slower economy, Fed no closer to a rate hike help boost consumer spending. So far, it hasn't. The economic impact has been mainly negative - layoffs by oil-industry states and cutbacks in investments by energy companies.Perhaps the biggest drag on the economy has been a sustained...
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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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most, 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...
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...
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...
My Turn: The case for big projects

...revenues cannot, by themselves, dig us out of this hole we are in. Let's face it - our over-dependence on the oil industry is a two-edged sword, and if we are ever going to diversify our economy over the long term we must be willing to...
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...WATCHERSOne good thing that came out of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was laws creating citizen councils to oversee oil industry activities and regulators. Since 1990, the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has promoted environmentally...


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