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My Turn: Warning: Smoking fossil fuels are hazardous to our grandchildren

...and are spending enormous sums of money in those campaigns to mislead the public This isn't really new. For 20 years the oil industry resisted removing lead from gasoline even though it was known to put the intellectual development of children...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-warning-smoking-fossil-fuels-
Opinion
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...asking citizens to tax themselves, and spend some of our children's investment income, "What help can we expect from the oil industry?" The only response was from a British Petroleum representative who said "We dealt with that last year...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
Solutions for Alaska's fiscal future

...education and social service funding, adding taxes and using Permanent Fund reserves and other Permanent Fund revenue to fill the oil revenue gap. I submit there is another way. If we increase revenue for local governments, they can fund more of their...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-14/solutions-alaskas-fiscal-future
Letters
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...rate is higher than the national average, as a result of sharply declining public sector employment and some layoffs in the oil and gas sector. Relatively low oil prices mean depressed capital budgets, and depressed oil company investments may remain...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-14/my-turn-why-im-restoring-alaska-hire-
Opinion
Coast Guard removes activists attached to Shell ship

...Western Washington University.This is the second Arctic drilling protest in the Bellingham harbor in about a month.The oil company's proposal also has drawn large protests in Seattle, where a drill rig is being prepared to explore for oil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/coast-guard-removes-activists-attached-
State
Former China security chief sentenced to life for corruption

...since late 2013, and his former allies in government and the oil industry also were scrutinized.Zhou was once seen as...Zhang said.Zhou spent the early part of his career in the oil industry, rising through the ranks over several decades...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-12/former-china-security-chief-sentenced
Not For Web
Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska's coast.The Thursday decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the oil spill response plans approved were not unlawful.Environmental groups sued in 2012, arguing the approvals violated Clean...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/federal-appeals-court-affirms-ruling-ar
State
Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...model of state finances to factor in department-level cuts, add taxes for residents and/or decrease tax breaks for the oil industry, among other options. The best solutions for balancing Alaska's budget may be implemented at a later date...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-10/empire-editorial-budget-models-have-u
Opinion
6 protesting drilling arrested in Seattle

...officers arrived with a truck full of saws, jackhammers and other heavy-duty tools in case the protesters were chained to the oil drums, the protesters got up and walked away.The five grannies stayed.Members of the device-removal team spent about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/6-protesting-drilling-arrested-seattle
State
Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

...policy expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council.Now the oil and gas executives are trying to be part of the conversation...environmental advocacy groups are suspicious of the motives behind the oil-and-gas industry's attacks on coal and don't want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/oil-and-gas-turn-their-backs-coal-clima
State

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