A judge ruled that an environmental review of ConocoPhillips’ exploration work did not violate federal conservation laws, as the Nuiqsut tribal government and environmental groups alleged.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has long been one of the most aggressive advocates for opening ANWR to oil development.
As Alaska’s fast-warming climate starts to disrupt typical seasonal patterns, residents of the state’s largest city are being forced to renegotiate their relationship with winters that now seem defined by ice as much as snow.
By using heat-sensing cameras to detect dens, and accepting strict limits on when to survey, impacts could be dramatically reduced.
Long before it announced its withdrawal from AFN, there were signs of a schism between ASRC and the most influential Native advocacy group.
The state commission that regulates public utilities asked the companies for more documents about the purchase and sale.
Armstrong Oil and Gas, which found and then sold a massive field on Alaska’s North Slope, just bought up about 1 million acres in oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy released a new state spending plan Wednesday that retreats from some of his aggressive budget-cutting proposals, while still pushing for larger permanent fund dividends.
“No one has a slam dunk on this,” said Anchorage Republican Rep. Jennifer Johnston. “The governor’s budget is the start. It’s not the finish.”
Anchorage natural gas company ENSTAR is asking state regulators to allow it to bill its customers to recover $1 million in costs from last year’s major earthquake.