Friday’s Fast Five

December 2, 2016

Top Story of the Week The Obama administration finally made good on its long-suspected goal and blocked the sale of new oil and gas permits in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The Department of the Interior also limited leasing in the Cook Inlet, a strong signal for environmental and anti-industry activists. According to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, President […]

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Morning Headlamp — Lawmakers Set the Stage for Tax Battles

December 2, 2016

Reading the tea leaves. During a speech to industry leaders, Governor Bill Walker’s top tax man said he wants lawmakers to focus on the big picture when it comes to oil and gas taxes. “We don’t want the 2017 legislative session to be dominated by fights over oil taxes. We just don’t,” Ken Alper, director […]

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Morning Headlamp — Murkowski Scrambles to Make Strides in Final Two Weeks of Congress

December 1, 2016

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still working on her committee’s energy bill through the final two weeks of this session. “While neither of us supports every provision in this proposal, it is the result of good faith bipartisan negotiations, it encompasses the broad range of work that can be completed this year, and it balances […]

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