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Alaska Science Forum: Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

...Stromquist and other professionals looked at geologic maps of the area and guessed the mountain might have a base of flammable oil shale that would explain the smoking. She grabbed a few samples of rock during a two-hour trip to the mountain in a helicopter...
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...Valdez oil spill on Monday, March 24, and the nation debates the future of Arctic offshore drilling, tar sands and oil-shale pipelines, and energy policy, it's important to recall the history of previous industry promises made, and promises...
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

...single prospective onshore source for conventional oil in North America. We also must perfect production from our sizable oil shale reserves.At the local level, the state must have a competitive tax structure to encourage new investment in aging fields...
Perspective from a twenty-something

...or inspired to conserve it for the long-term. Seemed to make sense.One year Exxon moved into our region to develop oil shale; the economy boomed. Our town grew. Valleys that used to provide winter elk habitat became residential neighborhoods...
Panel pushes more oil drilling

...domestic supplies." Pombo's bill also would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling and would encourage oil shale development on public lands in the West. It would lift the ban on offshore drilling that has largely stopped new leases...
My turn: Keep your promises

...kept late is still a promise kept.? Archibald is the mining and clean water coordinator for Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. He has experience working in the uranium and oil shale industry as well as being an environmental chemist.
Economist predicts Juneau to avoid major unemployment is the case with Alaska's oil, mining and seafood or North Dakota and South Dakota's newly developed Bakken oil shale and to a lesser extent Pennsylvania with shale gas. Though slow, the economy has grown and continues to grow, Price said...
My turn: Moving Alaska's gas

...punch a whole in the ground and natural gas whips up the well into the gas line, that's our Alaska gas. If you blast oil shale with high pressure, chemically treated water then suck up the gas from the wreckage, process it to remove impurities...
Alaska Editorial: Fundamental reform is needed in the oil patch

...take as the governor - just more than 64 percent at $100 per barrel. And he'd throw in even more extras for heavy oil, shale oil and natural gas. The idea is to get the oil companies to invest in those large Alaska projects that aren't currently...
Warning issued about oil shipped from ND, Mont.

...emergency responders and shippers about the potential high volatility of crude from the Bakken oil patch. The sprawling oil shale reserve is fueling the surging industry in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, which is now the nation's second-largest...


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