The quickly escalating saga involves hundreds of millions of dollars in fines, a miniature Canadian railway and Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and it stems from the way that one of Alaska’s biggest fishing companies, American Seafoods, is using an exemption in the federal law that typically allows only U.S. ships to move cargo between U.S. ports.
The Biden administration has moved to block development in the refuge — and AIDEA’s move could put the two sides on track for a battle in court.
The 21 plaintiffs in the case, who filed their lawsuit in Oregon, allege that federal government promotion of fossil fuels and the lack of policies to reduce them violates their constitutional rights.
Alaska is now the 25th-ranked state for fully-vaccinated people.
Dunleavy said he’s supporting a draft constitutional amendment that would restructure the way the Permanent Fund is managed — a goal that lawmakers have tried and failed to achieve for the last several years.
Some lawmakers are now asking whether the 2007 ethics reforms need to be updated again to more effectively guard against conflicts of interest.
Ben Stevens’ last day in the governor’s office was Friday, Feb. 26, and he started work as vice president of external affairs and transportation at ConocoPhillips the following Monday.
A federal appeals panel has halted work at one of Alaska’s biggest proposed North Slope oil fields, putting dozens of contractors out of work and costing ConocoPhillips, the project’s developer, millions of dollars.
Vials have been airlifted to villages chartered planes. Others were driven through choppy seas on a water taxi. And some of the clinicians giving shots in rural Alaska were even shuttled around villages on sleds, pulled behind snowmachines.
Alaska is asking frontline essential workers, teachers, prisoners and others in high-risk settings to wait until those elderly Alaskans can be vaccinated first.