Archive of: Alaska Politics

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March Issue 3 2013

Platinum airport project moving quickly with CDQ assist

A collaborative effort between a Western Alaska fishing group and the State of Alaska is improving infrastructure and hopefully economic opportunity in the region.

March Issue 2 2013

Senate Finance Committee unveils oil tax rewrite

A key Senate panel on Tuesday proposed a rewrite of the governor's oil tax overhaul that a consultant said would make Alaska more competitive for investment dollars but critics see as giving too much to oil companies.

March Issue 2 2013

Legislators wrestle with complexity of oil tax reforms

JUNEAU — Legislators in Juneau are moving toward key decisions on changing the state’s oil and gas production taxes, the top priority for the 2013 legislative session aside from the budget.

March Issue 2 2013

BLM: Not trying to avoid well clean-up in Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is not trying to avoid cleaning up abandoned wells in the Alaska Arctic by having them declared historic preservation sites, an agency spokeswoman said March 5.

March Issue 2 2013

Several bills move before legislators trek to Washington

JUNEAU — The state House passed a land-permit reform bill sought by Gov. Sean Parnell last week, moved an important energy bill from the House Resources Committee to the Finance Committee last week, and held public hearings on the House version of the state operating budget.

March Issue 2 2013

State House passes Gov. Parnell’s permit streamlining bill 


JUNEAU — The Alaska House has passed a measure that critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions.

March Issue 1 2013

State House passes Parnell's permitting bill 


The Alaska House has passed a measure that critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions.

March Issue 1 2013

US Sen. Begich calls out administration, lawmakers 


U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Monday called on the Parnell administration and state lawmakers to make strong commitments to education, give greater support for children's health insurance and eliminate any obstacles to voting.

March Issue 1 2013

Lawsuit challenges Alaska petroleum reserve access 


An Army Corps of Engineers permit granting ConocoPhillips access to leases within the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska has been challenged in federal court by seven residents of Nuiqsut, the only village within the reserve.

March Issue 1 2013

Alaska villagers meet with Salazar on refuge road

Residents of a remote Alaska Peninsula community met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday to urge him to allow a road through a national wildlife refuge, arguing that the one-lane gravel road would serve as a much-needed emergency route.