The Trump administration is close to auctioning off drilling rights for the land in northeast Alaska — potentially just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. But to what degree will the industry participate?
For now, Patkotak isn’t committing to any legislative caucus. He says he hopes to take his role as an independent lawmaker seriously.
Next year’s budget hasn’t been approved yet, but company President Joe Marushack said they plan to have four rigs running by the end of 2021.
Conservation groups say the Trump administration is rushing the process to open ANWR before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The new punishment is meant to educate the rule-breaker and people in the community about the reasons for the precautions.
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.
Supporters say Ballot Measure 1 would fix Alaska’s oil tax law and fill the state’s deficit. But those opposed argue it would lead to less investment in Alaska and jeopardize the state’s economy.
As impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic linger around the world, it’s unclear if or when prices will be high again.
The recent lawsuits over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and National Petroleum Reserve are a lot to keep track of. Casey Grove spoke to Tegan Hanlon to try to sort it all out.
The attorneys general of the 15 states argue that they have standing to sue because what happens in the Arctic Refuge affects their fish, wildlife and physical environment.