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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.

B.C. mine developers defend near-border projects

B.C. mine developers defend near-border projectsWe’ve heard a lot about environmental damage from mines planned for northwest British Columbia, just across Alaska’s border. But we haven’t heard a lot from mine advocates. Now, we have.

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meeting

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meetingSome subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballot

State Supreme Court hears case to remove Pebble initiative from ballotThe Pebble initiative would add another layer of scrutiny to the proposed Pebble Mine

BP uses drones for first time on land for commercial purposes

BP uses drones for first time on land for commercial purposesBP is using Unmanned Aerial Systems to inspect roads, gravel pads, and pipelines on the North Slope.

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.