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EDITORIAL: Resolution of damages necessary 25 years after Valdez

March 24 marked the 25th anniversary of the soiling of Alaska shores and waters by the oil of the Exxon Valdez.

Aniak mayor: Flood ins. rate hikes a burden in rural Alaska

One small-town Alaska mayor worries that rising costs for national flood insurance could be another reason for people to abandon life in rural Alaska.

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground

Editor’s note: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run aground outside Valdez.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill.

Holiday spirit lasts year-round for Pepperworth

Being a mechanical contractor is Nick Pepperworth’s day job. His second job — although he won’t admit it — is being a hero.

Federal managers seek to remove island cattle herds

There are herds of cattle on a pair of remote Alaska islands that have survived for decades despite any number of threats to their existence.
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Great Bear Petroleum gets back to drilling

Great Bear Petroleum gets back to drilling

The great bear is back, or at least back drilling. Great Bear Petroleum never really left Alaska, of course, but the company did seem to go into deep hibernation after its initial winter drilling season in 2012.

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Q&A: More details on Slope leases, prospects

Tim Bradner: The 3-D seismic Great Bear has done across its leases provides a detailed picture of faults in the shale. But why is this important? Great Bear Petroleum CEO Ed Duncan: The fault patterns are important for the development of source rock plays for two reasons. First, the presence and nature of natural fractures provide additional petroleum ‘storage’ volume and pathways to facilitate liquid flow. We know from our whole core analyses that the Shublik Formation is naturally fractured, carbonate rich with some zones of higher silica content and has very little clay. All of that is extraordinarily good news given that the Shublik is also a world-class oil prone source rock.

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Federal judge orders EPA to halt pending Pebble action

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine is on hold after a Nov. 24 federal court ruling. U.S. Alaska District Court Judge H. Russel Holland ordered a preliminary injunction be put in place on the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 404(c) process in the Bristol Bay region.

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Board allows municipalities to weigh in on gasline taxes

Board allows municipalities to weigh in on gasline taxes

KENAI — After months of meetings, a municipal board formed to give Gov. Sean Parnell input on the proposed Alaska LNG Project has been inundated with information. It is working toward a recommendation on the controversial move from the current property tax model to a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, model.

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Q&A with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre

Q&A with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, one of 12 members of the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board, sat down to answer a few questions about the board’s role in advising the state on the proposed Alaska LNG Project.

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Alaska Permanent Fund Market Value
unaudited, as of Jan 12, 2012
US Bonds $6,030,500,000
US Stocks $6,224,400,000
Non US Stocks $7,151,500,000
Global Stocks $4,631,700,000
Non US Bonds $1,364,200,000
Real Estate $4,125,300,000
Cash $935,100,000
Alternatives $5,857,000,000
Real Return/External CIO $2,810,200,000
TOTAL $39,129,900,000
source: Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
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