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Legislature plans for gasline special session

Legislature plans for gasline special sessionRepublican leaders expect that the Legislature will go ahead with a special session in October focused on natural gas policy.

Lawmakers skeptical of state’s plan to buy Fairbanks natural gas utility

Lawmakers skeptical of state’s plan to buy Fairbanks natural gas utilityKey Republicans, like Anchorage Representative Mike Hawker, are skeptical of the utility’s purchase.

Lack of customers puts CIRI wind farm plans on hold

Lack of customers puts CIRI wind farm plans on holdCook Inlet Region Incorporated has put the second phase of its Fire Island wind farm on hold because of a lack of customers.

Mine dam collapse report cites bad design

Mine dam collapse report cites bad designA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Shell says it plans offshore Arctic drilling this year

Shell says it plans offshore Arctic drilling this yearThe CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says the company intends to return to the Chukchi Sea this summer to drill exploratory wells.

Obama withdraws 9.8m acres of Arctic Ocean

Obama withdraws 9.8m acres of Arctic OceanPresident Obama is withdrawing 9.8 million acres of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas from future oil and gas lease sales.

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?The fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline is likely to heat up in Congress this week.

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant use

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant useAn environmental group based in Homer was part of the first push to change the existing dispersant rules.

Kake powerline project a little closer to construction

Kake powerline project a little closer to constructionThe Kake Petersburg Intertie as it’s called, has been under study for decades but the environmental review of the project underway has supporters thinking it’s a little closer to construction.

Plunging oil prices cast doubt on Arctic drilling

Plunging oil prices cast doubt on Arctic drillingAs oil prices continue to plummet, some corporations are scaling back on expensive exploration projects -- like drilling in Arctic waters.