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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...today's more predictable and stable tax policy encourages the oil industry to increase investment. More investment equals...positives spurred by tax reform. Employment and spending by the oil industry is at record highs, caused by major investment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...said Oceana's vice president Jacqueline Savitz.But the oil industry applauded the move, saying much of the U.S...Production from offshore areas accounts for 16 percent of the oil produced in the U.S. now.The Independent Petroleum...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Letter: Walker arrived when needed most

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-walker-arrived-when-needed-mos
Letters
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...a recent opinion piece written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean Parnell and Republican...forecast to the Senate Finance Committee that changing the oil tax structure again is not on the governor's to-do...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
Letter: SB21 is irresponsible, should be stopped

...something I would expect from the many members of the Legislature who work for oil companies or who have direct ties to the oil industry, but I thought more highly of our new governor.While I agree that cuts need to be made, particularly the positions...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-sb21-irresponsible-should-be-s
Letters
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...said Oceana's vice president Jacqueline Savitz.But the oil industry applauded the move, saying much of the U.S...Production from offshore areas accounts for 16 percent of the oil produced in the U.S. now.The Independent Petroleum...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...of SB21 was to offer tax breaks to the oil industry for increased production...require $52.71/bbl to produce the oil: $9.31 for transportation...It means expenses are more than the oil's value and the state was/is losing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...3 billion per year to the state of Alaska at peak production. Even in a historic oil price slump and after changes to the oil tax code, the revenue from ANWR crude would be double that 13-year-old estimate.We admire the president's intent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
My Turn: The case for big projects

...raise revenues cannot, by themselves, dig us out of this hole we are in. Let's face it - our over-dependence on the oil industry is a two-edged sword, and if we are ever going to diversify our economy over the long term we must be willing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

...control: Footballs are sent directly to teams. Equipment managers can brush them and even use a damp towel to rub off the oil used to preserve the leather to the preferences of each quarterback. The quarterbacks can even practice with the footballs...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-22/some-things-know-nfl-investigates-patr
Sports

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