The leaking gas pipeline in Cook Inlet is drawing concern from environmental groups and state and federal agencies. Cook Inletkeeper told Hilcorp CEO Jeffrey Hildebrand it intends to sue the company in 60 days, claiming Hilcorp is violating of the Federal Clean Water Act.
Another bill proposing changes to the state’s oil and gas tax credit regime was released on Wednesday. This new bill, sponsored by Les Gara (D-Anchorage), would raise minimum tax on oil companies.
Unusually warm weather and storms are keeping the Arctic sea ice extent at record lows.
Lawmakers quizzed AGDC president Keith Meyer over the costs of the corporation’s satellite offices in Houston and Tokyo and a $50,000 sponsorship of the Iditarod, among other budget items during a committee meeting.