Morning Headlamp — Sen. Sullivan Slams Resource Development Critics ‘Thousands’ of Miles Away

Locked out but not deterred. Sen. Dan Sullivan penned an Alaska Dispatch News commentary optimistically discussing Alaska’s future—specifically regarding resource development. According to Sen. Sullivan, “To realize that bright future, however, we need to work together to push back against a harmful narrative that has gained ground across our state: that Alaska needs to “move beyond” responsible development of our abundant oil, gas and mineral resources toward some undefined economy of the future. This narrative was first promulgated by extreme anti-resource development groups, headquartered in cities thousands of miles from Alaska. Now, people serving at the highest levels of our own federal government have been pushing it.”

Sen Sullivan believes there are three critical areas to focus on in the coming year: helping grow our economy, ensuring a strong military in Alaska and providing a helping hand to society’s most vulnerable.

Headlamp applauds Sen. Sullivan’s vision for Alaska future and looks forward to helping in any way we can.

A friend in Juneau. Sen. Murkowski recently introduced the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act and received quick support from Gov. Bill Walker. “Alaskans should have a say when our federal lands are being locked up as a national monument. I appreciate the hard work Sen. Murkowski and her colleagues have done on this issue, and I hope this legislation is seen with an open mind by Congress and the incoming administration,” said Gov. Walker in a statement.

88 Energy continues to focus on Icewine’s unconventional resources with the exploration firm also confirming that it is on track to start later in the current quarter. Dave Wall, 88 Energy managing director, said: “The results from the 2D seismic interpretation continue to exceed our expectations for the conventional potential across Project Icewine.” The company doesn’t expect any issues and it believes it will secure the permit ahead of its scheduled spud date, pencilled in for late in the first quarter of 2017. “Preparations for the drilling of Icewine-2, which will test the production potential of the HRZ, remain on track and we look forward to providing further news on this front over the coming months, in the lead up to spud.”


First Reads

Pulling together, Alaskans can secure our future
Alaska Dispatch News, Sen. Dan Sullivan, January 12, 2017

Legislation introduced to open ANWR
Homer Tribune, January 12, 2017

State court rules against plans for big Grays Harbor oil terminal
The Seattle Times, Lynda V. Mapes, January 12, 2017

Energy Fund manager talks renewables at Chamber luncheon
Juneau Empire, Kevin Gullufsen, January 13, 2017

88 Energy now sees 1.5bn barrels of conventional oil resources in Alaska
Proactive Investors, January 13, 2017