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.
A recent report compiled by the Army Corps of Engineers and researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks documents erosion and other environmental threats facing communities in rural Alaska.
An internal investigation found that the drill operator was distracted and that there were “contradictory requirements” when it came to workers’ exposure to overhead loads.
A major proposed North Slope oil project is running into local opposition from residents of the village of Nuiqsut, who are already partially surrounded by development and wary of more.
Some veteran whalers say the absence of the marine mammals has been unprecedented, amid record-setting air and water temperatures.
Begich says his company, Stuaqpak Inc., will offer lower prices and better products, and be more accountable to residents than the Canadian corporation that ran the store previously.
The Recall Dunleavy chair says the president should stay out of state politics.
Some residents say this is unprecedented — the whale-dependent village captured nearly 20 whales last fall. Also unprecedented are this year’s temperatures: It was the warmest May-through-September on record in Utqiaġvik.
Qilak LNG made the announcement Wednesday that the it plans on shipping gas on icebreaking tankers from fields in Point Thomson.
Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says the Alaska Hire opinion is in response to a lawsuit challenging the law.