It’s Alaska’s turn for EPA regional administrator, but will Trump listen to tradition?

January 3, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News, Erica Martinson, January 1, 2017 Some Alaskans are eagerly anticipating the selection of a new regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, hoping that this time, an Alaskan will oversee the regional office. [Read More]

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Alaska lawmakers mull legislation to block Obama drilling ban

December 22, 2016

The Hill, Timothy Cama, December 22, 2016 Congressional Republicans and their oil industry allies are gearing up to fight President Obama’s new bans on oil drilling in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. [Read More]

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Obama prohibits offshore oil drilling in most U.S. Arctic waters

December 21, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News, Erica Martinson, December 20, 2016 President Barack Obama ordered the closure Tuesday of 125 million acres of the Arctic Ocean and its estimated 27 billion barrels of oil, indefinitely. The executive action bars new leases in the vast majority of U.S. Arctic offshore waters. [Read More]

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OPEC deal makes oil investors most bullish since slump began

December 20, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News, Mark Shenk, December 19, 2016 Money managers boosted bets on rising West Texas Intermediate crude prices to the highest level since July 2014 after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and producers outside the group agreed to coordinate crude production cuts. [Read More]

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Walker proposes slashing 795 state jobs to cut budget

December 16, 2016

Fairbanks Daily News Miner, Becky Bohrer, December 16, 2016 Gov. Bill Walker has proposed cutting hundreds more state jobs as part of a budget plan that includes the use of earnings from Alaska’s oil-wealth nest egg and ultimately tripling state motor fuels taxes. [Read More]

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