Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...been no credible intelligence of terror threats in Alabama so far, according to the governor's office.ALASKA (0)The oil-dependent state is grappling with an estimated budget deficit of $3.5 billion amid low oil prices, and Gov. Bill...
Nation and World
Alaska Editorial: Calming effect

...following the close of the special session. He is expected to complete the buyout by Dec. 1. Dec. 4 is the date Walker and the oil companies with natural gas are expected to approve their own work plan and budget for the upcoming year.Alaska has begun...
My Turn: Alaskan grown plan can save PFD and not raise taxes

...have not adopted his plan. Currently, a minimum ¼ of oil royalties flow into the permanent fund, the other ¾ and all the oil taxes flow to Juneau. The Saudi Arabian plan calls for ½ of the royalties, all the taxes, and the state's fiscal assets...
My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...come along to save us again," "the oil companies make too much profit in...statewide income tax, and went on the oil revenue train for 90 percent of our...Bay will not last forever. Someday the oil revenues will run out and when that...
Without Keystone, industry must find new paths for oil

...rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry faces the tricky task enough pipeline capacity to move the oil and keep costs from getting too expensive...consultancy Wood Mackenzie, said the oil industry "didn't need Keystone...
Nation and World
Legislature advances pipeline buyout

...the 1970s."I call this the Jay Hammond days all over again," he said.He said the whole state has benefited from the oil pipeline, and it stands to do the same from a gas pipeline.Anchorage's Tom McCosh offered the sole voice in opposition...
State | AK legislature
Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

...commit their gas to AKLNG even if they don't participate in its construction.While Walker has been seeking surety from the oil and gas producers, Friday's announcement wasn't a complete victory for the state's position.The BP and ConocoPhillips...
State | AK legislature
Pentagon: American killed in raid to free Iraqis held by IS

...recovered important intelligence" about IS, Cook said without elaborating.Hawija, located about 15 miles west of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, is home to vast wheat fields. Officials say the militant group is selling the crop to generate...
Nation and World
My Turn: How did climate change affect Shell's Arctic decision?

...And no one can predict how climate change will impact the oil prices 15 years from now. On the surface, Shell and climate expert at Exxon, for more than two decades the oil companies have understood that human activity is contributing...
My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

...Alaska water to California. Water is the one resource we have that no other area on the west coast has an abundance of. The oil cartel won't undercut us and maybe we can stop going in circles.With Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as chairperson...


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