Photos: Spare time skate time

Michael Ibias, 12, left, watches Nick Daniels, 8, as he practices a jump at the Pipeline skate park on Thursday. The pair has spent 6 hours a day at the park this summer, and when school begins, they say they will make time to skate.
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...the give and take about ACES and SB 21, there is a mixing up of purposes. ACES was not created to "put more oil in the pipeline" but rather to give Alaskans a fair share of the oil wealth they own. This is because oil production has been declining...
My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

...production tax. Alaska has "been-there-done-that" with low or even no tax and there was no increased production in the pipeline.If SB21 were applied to the entire period of ACES, the people of Alaska would have lost about $8 billion in revenue...
A tale of two bills

...state reverts back to ACES, ConocoPhillips will re-evaluate its investment plans for the North Slope."Because of the pipeline's "size and complexity," Lowman continued, the company believes Alaska needs a "healthy base oil business" to...
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My Turn: SB21 is risky business least 35 percent of their normal costs for the 10 years or more it takes to get oil or gas from a new field into the pipeline. Oil companies share these upfront risk and development costs by taking partners. Partners generally get the same...
My Turn: Vote 'yes' and history is doomed to repeat

...and recently with Alaska's oil industry. Sarah Palin's signature legislation had seven years to put more oil in the pipeline. We wish it had worked, but it failed. The massive flood of investment that came after SB21 proves it is working...
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil

...when oil prices are high, and trying to find ways to benefit all oil companies when they put newly-discovered oil in the pipeline.Remember: Prudhoe Bay is an aging oil field and we expected production would continue to decline as it has in the...
My Turn: SB 21 is Working - give it a chance

...oil tax reform. SB21 directly ties tax credits to oil production by requiring oil companies to put new oil through the pipeline before getting a tax break. Under ACES, tax credits were paid to the oil companies for capital spending, which meant...
My Turn: Stay optimistic, vote no on 1 We want a future for our kids and grandkids. Where do we go if Alaska oil production drops to the point that the pipeline is abandoned? We can leave Alaska and build our future elsewhere, but that's not what we want.That's why I'm...
My Turn: Business benefits from SB21, is a reasonable and fair tax that has encouraged development of more oil production, and will put more oil in the pipeline. My opposition to ballot measure 1 is grounded in my belief ACES was a tax structure that discouraged oil investment...


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