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My Turn: Cracks in the door

...of shortages and spiraling inflation, as well as to channel then-newly-flowing Alaskan North Slope oil to the U.S. West Coast rather than to Japan, the U.S. Congress enacted the Energy Policy and Conservation Act in 1975. The law directed...
Souring seas eating away at tiny creatures

...documented that souring seas caused by carbon-dioxide emissions are dissolving pteropods in the wild right now along the U.S. West Coast. That is damaging a potentially important link in the marine food web far sooner than expected."What we found...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...scientists five years ago saw chemical changes off the U.S. West Coast that hadn't been expected for half a century.Meanwhile...ocean. Their initial results, looking at just the U.S. West Coast, are disturbing."Right now, for acidification...
More humpback whales visiting Wash. state waters

...that their efforts are working.According to Cascadia Research Collective, the number of humpback whales off the U.S. West Coast has increased about 7 percent annually to about 2,000 animals, while the whales who visit Washington's coast...
Alaska Editorial: 'All-Alaska' gas line economics don't add up

...gas piped to Valdez, liquefied, loaded aboard expensive tankers, hauled to ports somewhere on the Canadian or U.S. West Coast, turned back into gas and then sent by pipe to consumers would be worth less to Alaska in taxes and royalties than...
No harmful levels of radioactivity expected in US

...the thousands of miles separating Japan and the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, U.S. territories and the U.S. West Coast, the agency said no harmful levels of radioactivity are expected. The NRC is coordinating with the Energy Department...
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My Turn: All benefit from all-Alaska pipeline

...the existing oil pipeline (TAPS) to Valdez. The gas is then liquefied and shipped by tanker to markets in the U.S. West Coast, Asia, British Columbia and Hawaii. Keeping the gasline in Alaska has so many positive possibilities for Alaskans...
Sakhalin gas development may serve Alaska interests

...with LNG from Sakhalin and other sources in Asia and U.S. West Coast markets. Mitsubishi Corp. is one of the partners...indicated that Alaska LNG can be delivered to the U.S. West Coast for $3.25 per million BTUs and to Japan for $3...
Alaska editorial: Fuel regs show problem with Law of the Sea Treaty

...under Jackson went to the International Maritime Organization and proposed a 200-mile Emission Control Area for the U.S. West Coast and the Great Lakes region. The ECA required the use of 1 percent sulfur fuel by 2012 and 0.1 percent by 2015...
ConocoPhillips says stance on LNG remains the same

...demand for new natural gas supplies will reach 52 billion cubic feet per day (BCFD). Only 3 BCFD of that is on the U.S. West Coast, however. The same study said new gas demand in Asia in 2010 will be about 6 BCFD. In Asia, supplies of LNG from...


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