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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.

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineries

Legislature considers $150m to help oil refineriesA bill crafted by the Administration would prop up Alaska’s three remaining oil refineries with $150 million in state funds.

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted to postpone discussion of a letter that questions how the transfer of the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility has been handled.

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014The Kensington Mine near Juneau produced about 25,400 ounces of gold during the first three months of 2014, about the same as the first quarter of 2013.

Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk grounding

Coast Guard releases findings on Kulluk groundingThe Coast Guard has released the results of an investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk drill rig at the end of their troubled Arctic drilling season.

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project funding

Testimony mixed on Juneau Access project fundingJuneau residents on Thursday weighed in for and against a $35 million appropriation for the Juneau Access project in Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervousThe head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast minesTwo Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast tribes meet about mining concernsSoutheast Alaska tribal leaders are meeting to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.