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Empire Editorial: 'Kayaktavists' and a whole lot of head-shaking

...Shell's bid (as well as the huge amounts of money they put up to win drilling rights) to drill the first offshore oil well in the Chukchi Sea. According to that article, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds an oil and gas...
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...provides 20 percent of electricity? Hydropower provides 7 percent of electricity? There are more than 63,000 shale oil wells in the U.S.? Wind power and solar are surging.That brings us to the fundamental question of how are we going...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...savings accounts). Today there is approximately $6.4 billion in the earnings reserve account."I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period into money wells pumping money for infinity," Hammond said.Enter politics.The House...
Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...staged.With the capture of Palmyra, the Islamic State militants now control half of Syria and most of the country's oil wells, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, making it the group with the most territory under its authority...
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My Turn: Time to complete Governor Hammond's vision

...Hammond said this when later describing the reasons he and others created the Permanent Fund: "I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period into money wells pumping money for infinity." Once the money wells were pumping...
Letter to the Editor: Vote 'Yes' on Tuesday Exxon said they would make good on it but then they spent about 20 years in court trying to avoid payments.BP's oil well blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico destroyed many jobs. BP promised to make good on it and are now in court fighting to...
Letter: Fiscal certainty works both ways

...of us are promised fiscal certainty for heating oil or at the gas pump is the day we talk about fiscal certainty at the oil well.The multimillion-dollar ad campaign against Ballot Measure 1, funded solely by Exxon, BP and ConocoPhillips, is...
Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

...exploratory wells in Arctic waters.The capping stack looks like a giant spark plug and is designed to kill an undersea oil well blowout by providing a metal-to-metal seal on a malfunctioning blowout preventer.Shell is sending the capping stack...
Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today

...appealed to the governor's office and local legislators, likening the closure of the creamery to shuttering a small oil well."The industry is basically broken now as an industry. It'll have to restart small, if it does," she said.McFarlane...
State Briefs

...Kenai Republican, Murkowski said. Wagoner's bill would reduce the state's share of revenues from some Cook Inlet oil wells. The proposed severance tax credit would apply to new exploration wells begun after July 1, 2004, Murkowski said...


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