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‘Gremlins’ partially to blame for Sitka outage

‘Gremlins’ partially to blame for Sitka outageAll of Sitka lost power for a little under an hour Wednesday afternoon when a protective relay tripped at the Jarvis St. diesel substation.

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extension

As House leadership calls for end to Point Thomson litigation, attorney request extensionAttorneys challenging the Point Thomson settlement have requested more time to prepare a new brief on the case.

Pipeline coordinator still shuttering shop while Obama calls for funding

Pipeline coordinator still shuttering shop while Obama calls for fundingThe current coordinator, Larry Persily, says he’s still shutting down his offices in Anchorage and Washington, D.C.pipl

Juneau joins chorus of communities calling for international mine review panel

Juneau joins chorus of communities calling for international mine review panelJuneau has joined a growing number of communities to call for an international panel to review mines along the U.S.-Canada border near Southeast Alaska.

Arctic standards won’t be ready for Shell’s return

Arctic standards won’t be ready for Shell’s returnAfter Shell’s troubled 2012 drilling season in the far north, the Interior Department began working on Arctic-specific standards for offshore drilling.

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.