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Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...piece written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean...Senate Finance Committee that changing the oil tax structure again is not on the governor's...think there's any appetite to take on an oil and gas tax law in the near future."Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...North and South Carolina, and Georgia to oil companies no earlier than 2021, long after...Barack Obama leaves office. For decades, oil companies have been barred from drilling...long the epicenter of U.S. offshore oil production, and three off the Alaska coast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Letter: SB21 is irresponsible, should be stopped

...unsustainable".The fact that we are now paying oil companies to extract our oil is a direct result of SB21 and illustrates that the...from the many members of the Legislature who work for oil companies or who have direct ties to the oil industry...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-sb21-irresponsible-should-be-s
Letters
Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

...News reported.ConocoPhillips estimates the project could produce up to 30,000 barrels of crude a day. It would be the first oil produced from federal lands in the nation's largest undeveloped reserve.The company's proposal for an 8-mile road and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/tribe-criticizes-walker-support-reserve
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...all-Republican congressional delegation has been harshly critical of the administration's policies to limit development of oil-rich land in the state. News of the off-shore drilling policy comes a day after President Barack Obama's recommendation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most

...produced by fishing, tourism and mining are not even worth a mention. He must not realize people were living in Alaska before the oil industry arrived.Walker is not going to get much cooperation from this bunch. They are out of ideas, out of touch and busy...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-walker-arrived-when-needed-mos
Letters
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...approve a new special assistant to the mayor's office to focus on oil, gas and mining issues.The three dissenting voters expressed...the LNG project.Navarre said the position encompasses overall oil, gas and mining industries but the immediate focus would be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...bankrupting the state. We may not have increased oil production and its expenses now exceed its...goal of SB21 was to offer tax breaks to the oil industry for increased production. Have...tax program by reducing the tax at higher oil values and increasing the tax at the lower...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

As falling global oil prices mean less revenue in Alaska, our elected leaders...taxes on the energy industry, the lower the price of oil, the bigger the impact on Alaska's budget. With oil prices near $50 a barrel, the new governor and incoming...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court...coastal plain set aside for study of its oil and gas potential.The state submitted...continuous evaluation" of the refuge's oil and gas potential. Congress had asked for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature

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