After Goldman Sachs announced it would not finance oil drilling in the Arctic, Gov. Mike Dunleavy suggested he could cut off the millions of dollars a year that the state pays the Wall Street firm. Now Goldman is playing defense: Last week, it hired a Juneau lobbyist to represent its interests in Alaska.
As the North Slope has become wetter and warmer, its rivers have been running at record high levels.
The initiative targets some of Alaska’s oldest and largest oil fields, and it would levy what Robin Brena’s side estimates as an additional $1 billion in taxes on the state’s biggest producers: BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth issued a new order Wednesday morning, saying the previous one was “inadvertently issued” and revoked.
Ben Sparks, a former Republican political consultant in Alaska, was campaign manager for Dan Sullivan when he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014.
The Regulatory Commission of Alaska, which is overseeing Hilcorp’s purchase of BP’s stake in the trans-Alaska pipeline, plans to hold a six-hour public hearing on the deal in February, denying a request by the companies to approve the transaction without one. The commission announced the hearing Jan. 17, saying it had received public comments both…
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.