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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/my-turn-lesson-exxon-valdez-dont-trus
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/james-macpherson/2014-01-03/warning-issued-about-oil-shi
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-26/perspective-twenty-something
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092805/sta_20050928001.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-19/35th-anniversary-taps-june-20-2012
Opinion
My turn: Keep your promises

...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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-08-18/keep-your-promises
Opinion
Economist predicts Juneau to avoid major unemployment

...as 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-11-06/economist-predicts-juneau-avoid-major-u
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051710/opi_640419187.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-23/fundamental-reform-needed-oil-patch
Opinion
What if Bush policy mirrored Obama's?

...retirement plans? Would they make any cynical remarks about the extent to which the reversal of policies (a) to tap oil shale deposits in the West, (b) to drill offshore and (c) to encourage nuclear power will increase our dependence on tinpot...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031309/opi_408678795.shtml

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