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Quid pro oil?

I think I should have gone to the Republican Governor's Conference. There must have been some seminar where they all learned the latest in governing: extend corporate giveaways and then cry budget deficits that can be solved only by reducing government services and busting public employee unions. The governors of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Maine were especially good students.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2011-04-06/quid-pro-oil
Letters
Lawmakers lash out at Exxon Mobile

Just pay the bill, already. That's the message legislators sent Exxon Mobil. Even some normally pro-oil lawmakers were steamed enough Tuesday to vote for a resolution asking the company to quit appealing a $5.3 billion damage award...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032900/Loc_exxon.html
Local
State of Contradictions

...who has lived in Alaska for 12 years, calls herself a "big-time animal lover." She also considers herself "pretty pro-oil development." To many people in Alaska, those two things are not mutually exclusive. In fact, sometimes it seems...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122203/sta_contradict.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Just pay the bill, already. That's the message legislators sent Exxon Mobil. Even some normally pro-oil lawmakers were steamed enough Tuesday to vote for a resolution asking the company to quit appealing a $5.3 billion...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032900/Loc_exxon.shtml
It's a refuge

...that is what Sen. Elton was protecting in his dissenting vote. I find it interesting how passionately so many of these pro-oil people push for the opening of ANWR, and it seems that the use of the achronym has distanced us from the actual intent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022003/let_letter7.shtml
Opinion
Berkowitz challenges Parnell on oil and gas policies

...moderated by KT00's Bill Legere, Parnell staked out a pro-oil development position, an easy stance to take in front...top business group. Then Berkowitz took an even more pro-oil position than Parnell had. "Alaska is the worst place...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092310/sta_711183023.shtml
News
Alaska Senate race key for Dems

...attempt to retake control of the Senate. Democrats believe Knowles' popularity from his two terms as governor and his pro-oil development views in this energy-rich state put him in perfect position to pull off an upset against Murkowski, who...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070204/sta_senaterace.shtml
News
My Turn: Education and oil tax reform: a false choice

...additional spending. Too often, complex problems like this one get boiled down into a choice between right and wrong, pro-oil or anti-oil, and those who would harvest now or those who would give our oil away.From my perspective, this important...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-02-08/my-turn-education-and-oil-tax-reform-
Opinion
My turn: Gas tax, contract make-believe

...condescending the misinformation campaign, or how often the good-cop/bad-cop advertising is repeated, or how many pro-oil provisions and distractions by the administration, or speculative, untested legal arguments on approval, the consumer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071806/opi_20060718015.shtml
Opinion
Wake Up Call

...make us repeal the ACES oil tax. They have no shame, no morals, and they will beat us if they can. By running two pro-oil candidates, Parnell and Samuels, Big Oil is telling us to choose our poison. That leaves one real Alaskan for Governor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072510/let_683072699.shtml
Opinion

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