Not that relations between commercial and sport stakeholders in Cook Inlet weren’t frosty prior to the vote, but the campaign waged against Bristol Bay setnetter Webster by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association is yet another chill to any hope of thawing the perpetual conflict now exacerbated by low returns of Kenai River kings.
What was supposed to be a two-fisted verbal whack at trawler bycatch of Alaska chinook salmon had one hand tied behind its back when a House resolution aimed at federal managers fell victim to the Cook Inlet salmon war.
Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held two days of hearings April 4 and 5 on proposed new regulations on hydraulic fracturing.
A state senator on April 8 questioned the judgment of a Senate Finance Committee co-chair in advancing an amended version of a state permitting bill.
Some of the Legislature’s major energy issues of 2013 moved to the House and Senate floors Thursday.
The House Finance Committee has spent five days laboring through Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal to revamp the state’s oil and gas production tax, and committee co-chair Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak says he hoped to move Senate Bill 21 on its way soon.
An oil tax overhaul under consideration in Alaska would be a "game changer" and send a signal that the state is ready to compete for investment, a BP Alaska executive said Monday.
The state Department of Revenue issued its spring oil revenue and production forecast Friday and is projecting lower North Slope oil petroleum revenues and production than were estimated in the fall forecast issued last December.
An administrative judge has reversed suspensions of two federal prosecutors who allegedly failed to turn over evidence to Sen. Ted Stevens necessary to his defense in his corruption trial.
The end is near. Right? The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn from its 90-day session on Sunday, with a number of major pieces — oil taxes, budgets, an in-state gas line bill — still in play.