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Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnership

Alaska, TransCanada starting new partnershipThe state and TransCanada Corp. have formally ended their relationship under terms of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

Parnell signs bill to help finance mine projects

Parnell signs bill to help finance mine projectsGov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation allowing up to $270 million in financing for two southeast Alaska mine projects.

B.C. mine developers defend near-border projects

B.C. mine developers defend near-border projectsWe’ve heard a lot about environmental damage from mines planned for northwest British Columbia, just across Alaska’s border. But we haven’t heard a lot from mine advocates. Now, we have.

Point Thomson-TAPS connection complete

Point Thomson-TAPS connection completeAt Point Thomson, it is $2 billion dollars down and $2 billion to go for Exxon Mobil.

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meeting

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meetingSome subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballot

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballotThe Pebble initiative would add another layer of scrutiny to the proposed Pebble Mine

BP uses drones for first time on land for commercial purposes

BP uses drones for first time on land for commercial purposesBP is using Unmanned Aerial Systems to inspect roads, gravel pads, and pipelines on the North Slope.

As oil tax referendum nears, Dems try making bet with Governor

A pair of Anchorage Democrats are calling on Gov. Sean Parnell to pass legislation serving as a guarantee that the new oil tax system will lead to more production on the North Slope.

Yesterday’s power outage affected 5,000 customers

Yesterday’s power outage affected 5,000 customersAELP says all outage information is posted quickly on Facebook and Twitter

What do the EPA’s new carbon rules mean for Alaska?

What do the EPA’s new carbon rules mean for Alaska?Around the country, the proposal is viewed as a push to get states to clean up their coal plants, but that may not be the easiest way for Alaska to meet its target.