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Balash plays point in pursuit of LNG project March Issue 2 2014

Balash plays point in pursuit of LNG project

Joe Balash says he’s often teased about being a 38-year-old point man for the state on a prospective multibillion-dollar deal for Alaska to partner with industry on one of the world’s largest gas projects.

March Issue 2 2014

Pebble veto would be unprecedented use of 404c power

The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an effort to protect Bristol Bay fisheries.

March Issue 2 2014

Villagers seeking order to shut down CD-5 construction

Six Inupiat villagers from Nuiqsut are in federal court seeking an injunction to shut down construction of ConocoPhillips’ CD-5 oil project on the North Slope.

State DEC wants Flint Hills to stop spill, file cleanup plan March Issue 2 2014

State DEC wants Flint Hills to stop spill, file cleanup plan

A chemical spill at the Flint Hills refinery near Fairbanks has become a major headache for the company owned by Koch Industries.

March Issue 2 2014

EDITORIAL: EPA goes too far on Pebble mine

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Feb. 28 did what supporters of the proposed Pebble mine feared she would do: initiate a review process that could preemptively prevent the mine project from proceeding.

Hilcorp workovers, wells, nearly double Inlet oil output March Issue 2 2014

Hilcorp workovers, wells, nearly double Inlet oil output

Oil and gas production in Cook Inlet continues to increase, mainly due to work by independent companies.

Arctic players talk infrastructure, spill response in Girdwood March Issue 2 2014

Arctic players talk infrastructure, spill response in Girdwood

GIRDWOOD — Alaska’s need for Arctic infrastructure — fixed and mobile — dominated the discussion at World Trade Center Alaska’s Arctic Ambitions conference Feb. 27 in Girdwood.

Interior electric co-op GVEA scrambling for fuel source March Issue 2 2014

Interior electric co-op GVEA scrambling for fuel source

The planned June 1 shutdown of the Flint Hill Resource refinery at North Pole has left Golden Valley Electric Association, the Interior Alaska electric cooperative, scrambling for alternative supplies of fuel.

State, producers, TransCanada ink key agreement on pipeline January Issue 3 2014

State, producers, TransCanada ink key agreement on pipeline

Gov. Sean Parnell and companies leading the North Slope gas pipeline project took a major step Jan. 14, signing a “Head of Agreement” statement that lays out terms for how the state could help facilitate the effort through an ownership stake and its fiscal terms.

January Issue 3 2014

EDITORIAL: AGIA is buried, but the pipeline dream lives on

The Alaska Gasline Inducement Act is dead, six years, 10 months and 14 days after the publication of this column by then-Gov. Sarah Palin, who put forward the act three months after taking office: