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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.

New EPA carbon-pollution rules will spark rate hikes in Fairbanks

New EPA carbon-pollution rules will spark rate hikes in FairbanksAbout 60 percent of GVEA’s electricity is generated by coal and oil, including diesel.

Kito: Will there be enough return on Juneau Access to justify investment?

Kito: Will there be enough return on Juneau Access to justify investment?The draft supplemental environmental impact statement for a road out of Juneau is now under review by the Federal Highway Administration.

Salmon Creek turbidity affects drinking water, not power generation

Salmon Creek turbidity affects drinking water, not power generationTurbidity only affects drinking water. It has nothing to do with power generation.

USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refuges

USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refugesThe Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is the only refuge in Alaska with active petroleum extraction.

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatment

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatmentNew equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

British Columbia mining boom concerns unite tribes across borders

British Columbia mining boom concerns unite tribes across bordersA government-backed mining boom in British Columbia may have downstream impacts to Southeast Alaska. It's uniting tribes across borders.

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretch

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretchWith three months to go before the primary election, groups with a stake in the oil tax referendum are ramping up their campaigns.