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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline has exposed an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardened its divides.Obama is now being praised to the skies by environmentalists...
Nation and World
State approves Point Thomson pipeline

...While Point Thomson is valued primarily for its natural gas deposits, which are estimated to represent 25 percent of all gas in the Prudhoe Bay region, it also produces liquids that can be shipped by the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
Legislature advances pipeline buyout

...1970s."I call this the Jay Hammond days all over again," he said.He said the whole state has benefited from the oil pipeline, and it stands to do the same from a gas pipeline.Anchorage's Tom McCosh offered the sole voice in opposition to...
State | AK legislature
Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

...offshore sources. Oil from wells drilled in federal waters is also expected to extend the life of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.Kara Moriarty of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association was one of two people to offer public comment in support of the...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Time to buy out TransCanada

...65 billion pipeline (and associated plants) promise to do for Alaska in the 21st century what the trans-Alaska oil pipeline did in the 20th.With the Obama administration having blocked oil exploration in the Arctic, we must rely on our resources...
Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

...revenue once the pipeline starts running.If the pipeline operates for 20, 30 - even 40 years as the trans-Alaska oil pipeline has done - it will end up paying TransCanada far more than if it had just paid for its share of the project on its own...
State | AK legislature
Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

...left on domestic policy since announcing her campaign this spring, including voicing opposition to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and support for expansive gun control legislation. While she rarely mentions Sanders by name, she's suggested her...
Nation and World
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...and you don't get a gas pipeline, then royalty payments will be lower," Richards said.If the trans-Alaska oil pipeline shuts down and there's still no gas pipeline - Richards said he doesn't think that scenario is likely - the dividend...
Canada to return to its honest broker role

...climate change, immigration and whether relations with the U.S. should hinge on the future of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.Speaking at a rally in Ottawa on Tuesday, the 43-year-old Trudeau - son of one of the country's most dynamic...
Nation and World
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt the Arctic," Walker said in the release. "As our state faces a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, and an oil pipeline that is three-quarters empty, we would be foolish to turn away such significant economic opportunity. I hope that...


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