Conservation groups say the Trump administration is rushing the process to open ANWR before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Walker was joined by the man he tapped to lead the state’s gasline corporation during his administration — Keith Meyer. They are partnering with Fairbanks entrepreneur Bernie Karl and a labor union — Laborers Local 341.
Last year saw the lowest fall sea ice extent in the Chukchi Sea on record — and this year’s sea ice extent is still way below the historical average.
The federal government released a plan for cruise ships to resume sailings in U.S. waters Friday, but the 2021 cruise ship season in Alaska is far from a sure thing.
Southeast Alaskans who rely on the Tongass National Forest for food say the Trump administration’s decision to lift the Roadless Rule threatens their way of life.
The Trump administration’s decision could be reversed through a court challenge or an act of Congress. Alternatively, another presidential administration could revisit the rule — but that would require public comment, meetings and another multi-year process.
The Willow project would be the North Slope’s westernmost oil field, and the Department of the Interior says the project could produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day, over 30 years.
Wednesday’s announcement, in a preliminary version of a government publication called the Federal Register, was broadly expected.
If Kake’s system becomes a reality, it could heat the school, senior center and other public buildings while saving the community nearly $100,000 a year.
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