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State economy addicted to oil ... industry

...other slices to Alaska's pie than oil," said Neil Fried, a state economist with the labor department. And while oil remains very important to the economy, Fried says the state is taking more steps to diversify. For example, he says the state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081406/sta_20060814009.shtml
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Infrastructure, not pool, is priority

...shortfalls. Last year oil prices supported general fund expenditures of nearly $3.3 billion. Next fiscal year, if oil remains where it currently is, oil could support general fund expenditures of $5 billion, double the average of the 1990s...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081605/let_20050816002.shtml
Opinion
Alaska lawmakers seek tax breaks on fuel

...I'm asking for a suspension of state taxes on gasoline, diesel, marine and aviation gas as long as the price of oil remains over $50 a barrel," he said. Each additional $1 added to the price of a barrel of oil increases revenue to the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091505/sta_20050915013.shtml
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State, feds ponder pursuit of more claims for oil spill

...other invertebrate species. Though pink salmon have since recovered, she said, unexpectedly high levels of spilled oil remain in the sound, posing a threat to ducks, mussels and sea otters.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100203/sta_exxon.shtml
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Salvagersmay move ship's bow

...and stern - both holding thousand of gallons of heavy oil - remain on the west side of Unalaska Island, exposed to severe...oil. Though water has entered the tank, most of the oil remains in the tank, said federal incident commander Ron Morris...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121504/sta_20041215005.shtml
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State offering guidance on oil spill

...any insights. She says he's made the offer to counterparts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Crude oil remains on some Alaska beaches 21 years after the Exxon Valdez hit a reef and ruptured cargo tanks that discharged 10.8 million...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050410/sta_633398633.shtml
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Funding electrics is a battery-dead idea

...the power while the battery and electric motor simply store surplus energy and recover it later. The reality is that oil remains an absolutely critical commodity in modern society. The Deepwater Explorer disaster, while tragic, doesn't justify...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072310/opi_681613273.shtml
Opinion
Parnell marks first year in office, primary looms

...far, allowing Alaska to avoid the steep budget cuts that other states have faced. But major challenges loom. While oil remains king, its revenue largely responsible for funding the state's operation, production is expected to keep declining...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072610/sta_683634621.shtml
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Cook Inlet production stopped

...Arctic. The overnight transfer was completed shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday. Another 2.5 million gallons of oil remain in the tanks. It is mostly sludge, according to Petty Officer Sara Francis with the Coast Guard, part of the unified...

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Short-term needs call for drilling Alaska oil

...is, the global economy is going to need oil and other fossil fuels for the foreseeable future. The alternatives to oil remain expensive, intermittent, or carry environmental risks of their own. Having said that, there are a variety of promising...

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