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Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communitiesGov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Californian pulls name from board consideration

The decision came before a legislative hearing where the nominee was expected to be questioned on his residency status, his tax records, and his ties to the oil industry.

Labor language reinserted in gasline bill

Labor language reinserted in gasline billThe latest version of a bill advancing a natural gas mega-project restores language concerning collective bargaining.

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated powerThe northern Southeast city of Yakutat is gearing up for a wave-energy experiment. If it’s a success, the community of about 650 residents could lower its high, diesel-fueled power costs.

Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich: Public dollars are for public educationBegich singled out public school funding and constitutional amendment for state support of private or religious schools

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decisionThe developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble MineThe federal agency will ask the state and those behind the proposed Pebble Mine to make their case for the project.

Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue Lake

Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue LakeThe total project — not including new backup diesel generators — was originally estimated to cost about $142-million.

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill project

Pebble Mine opponents urge EPA to kill projectAbout 30 opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine met in Washington Tuesday with White House and high-ranking EPA staff.

Opponents of new oil tax law offer their alternatives

With the deadline for filing new legislation arriving Monday, opponents of the new oil tax system have offered their own alternatives.