Energy & Mining


Grid referee could ensure cheaper electricity for Alaska’s Railbelt

By | Alaska's Energy Desk, Economy, Energy & Mining, Featured News | No Comments
For the first time in years, Alaska is seriously talking about putting a kind of referee in charge of how electricity moves from point A to point B in Alaska's Railbelt. That could lower Alaskans' electric bills. The Railbelt's power companies are working on making this happen, but they're also nervous about handing over the keys to just anyone.
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The BLM put together an inventory of 920 contaminated sites conveyed to Alaska Native Corporations, color-coded to indicate sites that have already been cleaned up, and those with work still to be done.

Report catalogs contaminated land conveyed to Native corporations

By | Alaska Native Corporations, Economy, Energy & Mining, Environment, Featured News, Federal Government | No Comments
Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.
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