May-Issue-2 2014

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Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

With the promise of $182 million on the way, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting started on its new combined heat and power plant.
Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft systems test site

Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft systems test site

Archive »Construction Articles

Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

With the promise of $182 million on the way, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting started on its new combined heat and power plant.
NANA Construction becomes big employer in Big Lake

NANA Construction becomes big employer in Big Lake

Archive »Oil & Gas

ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.
Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

Conditions attached to UA power plant, railroad funding

With the promise of $182 million on the way, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is getting started on its new combined heat and power plant.

$5.4M sale has first AK Peninsula bids since ‘07

Bidding was modest at the state’s annual Cook Inlet and Alaska Peninsula “areawide” lease sales May 7, with bids coming from independent companies and most of those in Cook Inlet from companies already established there.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Poo-pooing the news, part 2

EDITORIAL: Flint Hills needs full attention

GUEST COMMENTARY: Regulatory Fairness Act sets timeframe for EPA vetoes

BP sale to Hilcorp worth $1.25B, advances Liberty field

First of six LNG shipments delivered at Nikiski

First of six LNG shipments delivered at Nikiski

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

China dismisses Vietnamese demand to stop oil drilling

China dismisses Vietnamese demand to stop oil drilling

Archive »Alaska Politics

Village Corps. CEOs push for contaminated land cleanup

Village Corps. CEOs push for contaminated land cleanup

ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.

IG to investigate EPA Bristol Bay process; Pebble blasts assessment

The Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency asked EPA Region 10 officials for a list of names, documents, dates and spending associated with developing the Bristol Bay watershed assessment when it notified the office May 2 that a review of the assessment process would be conducted at the request of Pebble Limited Partnership and members of Congress.

AJOC EDITORIAL: Poo-pooing the news, part 2

GUEST COMMENTARY: Regulatory Fairness Act sets timeframe for EPA vetoes

More IHS settlements announced with Tribal providers

More IHS settlements announced with Tribal providers

Archive »National Politics

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

Archive »Mining

IG to investigate EPA Bristol Bay process; Pebble blasts assessment

The Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency asked EPA Region 10 officials for a list of names, documents, dates and spending associated with developing the Bristol Bay watershed assessment when it notified the office May 2 that a review of the assessment process would be conducted at the request of Pebble Limited Partnership and members of Congress.

Archive »Fishery Stories

NOAA: Alaska fish worth $1.7B in 2012

NOAA: Alaska fish worth $1.7B in 2012

Led by salmon and pollock landings, North Pacific fishers earned more than $1.7 billion from the commercial harvest of 5.3 billion pounds of fish in 2012.

FISH FACTOR: Halibut prices up; acidification is a problem for salmon

Archive »General News

Report: No gains for high school seniors on national exam