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March Issue 3 2014

TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

Things have not gone well for Trans-Alaska Pipeline System owners in the courts and key federal regulatory arenas in recent weeks, but the battles aren’t over.

March Issue 3 2014

Law introduced to exempt fishing vessels from EPA discharge rules

Sen. Mark Begich and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio introduced legislation March 6 to exempt fishing vessels from proposed discharge rules that could require stringent monitoring of the rainwater that pools on deck.

March Issue 3 2014

New group supports state denial of setnet ban initiative

A new commercial fisheries group is getting involved in the lawsuit over the proposed ballot initiative to ban setnets.

March Issue 3 2014

GUEST COMMENTARY: Changes to HB 77 meant to allay stakeholder concerns

A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn’t working.

Lawmakers briefed on Ambler, Juneau road projects March Issue 3 2014

Lawmakers briefed on Ambler, Juneau road projects

Legislators were brought up to speed on $900 million worth of work on two of the road proposals on the state’s ever-growing list of mega projects at a March 6 committee hearing.

Leaders want Parnell to ‘hold the line’ in ferry union talks March Issue 3 2014

Leaders want Parnell to ‘hold the line’ in ferry union talks

JUNEAU — State legislative leaders have called on Gov. Sean Parnell to “hold the line” in contract talks with the Alaska Marine Highway System’s unions.

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves March Issue 2 2014

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves

With the 2013 legislative session about half over, the Senate Finance Committee continues to plow through Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal for the state to partner in a large North Slope gas project.

March Issue 2 2014

House Finance Committee proposes $9.1B operating budget

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on March 3 proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, about $1.3 billion less than the authorized level of spending at the start of the current fiscal year.

Cash calls outlined for LNG ownership March Issue 1 2014

Cash calls outlined for LNG ownership

Partnering with industry on a major gas pipeline and natural gas liquefaction plant will expose the state to multi-billion-dollar cash calls from 2019 through 2024 while the project is in construction.

March Issue 1 2014

State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.