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Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine has hired a consulting firm to review whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "acted fairly" in evaluating potential large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region.

Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit on federal lease sale

The Native Village of Point Hope says new safeguards will allow for safer Arctic Ocean exploration.…

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White House

26th anniversary of Exxon spill prompts anti-Shell protest at White House

Their message was less about Exxon and tanker safety than it was about Shell and its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea.…

Mount Polley disaster prompts new requirements for B.C. tailings dams

Mount Polley disaster prompts new requirements for B.C. tailings dams

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office announced Thursday it’s adding information requirements for mines undergoing environmental review to ensure the safety of new tailings facilities.…

Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safety

Proposed Arctic drilling regs take holistic look at safety

The heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for…

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Contractor to continue cleanup of federal ‘legacy’ wells

A contractor will begin work this month remediating six "legacy" wells drilled by the federal government decades ago…

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

A new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska. But…

Sec. Jewell on the Hot Seat in Murkowski’s Committee

Sec. Jewell on the Hot Seat in Murkowski’s Committee

Murkowski used the occasion to bash Jewell for recent department decisions blocking oil development on the North Slope.…

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker seeks to scale up state gasline project

Walker would like to substantially grow the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, so the state could sell gas…

Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage plan

Port officials call for “tweaks” to Shell moorage plan

As Shell tries to chart a course back to the Arctic this summer, the company is looking for…

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