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Locals question unprecedented mining road to Ambler

Locals question unprecedented mining road to AmblerAIDEA met in Kotzebue yesterday with a game management group to discuss a proposed 220-mile road to a copper deposit in the Northwest Arctic Borough.

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia mines

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia minesThe Western Mining Action Network held a discussion on the development of large mines in British Columbia that could impact the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers.

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grants

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grantsSeveral Western Alaska communities could see lower energy costs after federal grants have been distributed.

Parnell signs gasline legislation

Parnell signs gasline legislationThe proposed natural gas project is seen as a lifeline for the state, as North Slope oil production declines and state revenue dwindles.

Prudhoe Bay flowline springs leak, sprays oil

Prudhoe Bay flowline springs leak, sprays oilHigh winds resulted in a spray of natural gas, crude oil and water that covers an area of tundra larger than 20 football fields.

Breakup creating havoc for ice dredgers

Breakup creating havoc for ice dredgersThe early break-up of sea ice has left winter gold-dredging operations scrambling to haul equipment back to shore – and not everyone has fared well so far.

BP sells some North Slope assets to Hilcorp

BP sells some North Slope assets to HilcorpBP announced Tuesday it’s selling some of its assets on the North Slope.

State House OKs refinery subsidy plan

State House OKs refinery subsidy planThe Alaska State House has a approved a deal to give the state’s refineries – and one fertilizer plant — up to $200 million in subsidies.

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline Board

Texan confirmed to Alaska Gasline BoardGov. Sean Parnell’s choice of Richard Rabinow drew criticism on two fronts: That he’s not Alaskan and that he spent a career at Exxon.

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance Bill

House Speaker Adds Agrium to Refinery Assistance BillThe $150 million-dollar bill to subsidize Alaska’s oil refineries was expanded another $50m to include the Agrium fertilizer plant in Nikiski.