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Oil tax debate draws standing room only crowd

It was standing-room only at a debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approvalCanadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.

Pipeline critics: Grounding in Prince Rupert shows tanker risks

Pipeline critics: Grounding in Prince Rupert shows tanker risksA 750-foot bulk carrier ran aground outside Prince Rupert in British Columbia last Monday.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.

Alaska harnesses power of tides, rivers, and waves

Alaska harnesses power of tides, rivers, and wavesWith 90 percent of the nation’s tidal power, and a good chunk of its wave and river energy, Alaska’s quickly become the epicenter for this budding technology.

Telephone scam threatens AELP customers

Telephone scam threatens AELP customersAnother telephone scam hit the capital city Wednesday

Aleutians prepare for more vessel traffic as Canadian pipeline advances

Aleutians prepare for more vessel traffic as Canadian pipeline advancesThe Canadian government gave conditional approval to the Northern Gateway pipeline in British Columbia. If it’s built, it’ll bring hundreds more oil tankers through the Bering Sea.

Avista buys AELP for $170 million

Avista buys AELP for $170 millionJuneau's Alaska Electric Light and Power has merged with Spokane-based Avista Corp.

U.S. House passes bill to open NPR-A

U.S. House passes bill to open NPR-AFor the second time in six months, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at greater oil industry access to the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Oil tax advocates spell out their case against referendum

A handful of leading advocates for the new oil tax regime made the case for keeping the law to a friendly audience on Wednesday.