Hilcorp Energy Company will take over BP Alaska’s oil and gas leases within Point Thomson, Milne Point and the massive Prudhoe Bay oil field. The transfer is expected to happen around midnight, and marks the close of a major part of the $5.6 billion deal first announced by the oil companies last August.
Opening millions of acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is a move blasted by environmental groups and praised by Alaska’s governor and other state and federal officials
Fishing businesses across the country have suffered during President Donald Trump’s trade war against China: They’ve faced big tariffs that cut into their exports.
The Ambler Road project, has been a lightning rod for controversy for years, pitting the desire to expand business and mining interests in the state against the concerns over impacts to the environment and subsistence.
DEC officials say one potential area of risk is the Kobuk River, which is about 160 feet away from the extent of the spill.
The federal subsistence board approved a special hunting request on Monday that permits the Organized Village of Kake to harvest deer or moose out of season.
That decision is typically granted by a federal board, but because everything about the pandemic is unprecedented, it hasn’t been simple.
The mine could be one of the biggest gold producers in the world if completed, but one research firm says that it costs too much to actually build.
While the Kenai transforms into a tourism and fishing hub during the summer, officials there don’t blame the high case rate on any particular factor.
Judge William Morse sided with the backers of the initiative and wrote in an 18-page order that the summary provided by Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer was not impartial, as required by state law.
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