BP has operated in Alaska for over half a century and has long had a hand in running the state’s biggest oilfield, Prudhoe Bay. The oil company’s plans to exit the state have left hundreds of workers in limbo.
Alaska Attorney General Clarkson wrote in a memo that a provision of state law requiring some private employers to hire Alaskans violates both the state and federal constitutions.
According to Hilcorp, about 300 BP union workers at Prudhoe Bay will remain in their jobs — at least through the end of their current contract.
This year, for the first time in at least a dozen years, the state of Alaska will change the way it forecasts the price of its oil.
The Seattle City Council voted Monday to avoid doing business with any company that leases land in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to explore for oil.
Gail Alstrom of the St. Mary’s Sub-Regional Clinic says rural Alaska health care clinics like hers rely on broadband internet service. An outage sends them back in time.
Alaska Congressman Don Young voted against the bill. On the House floor, he told ANWR drilling opponents, “You’re wasting our time.”
On Thursday, the Trump administration took one of the last steps to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Joe Balash, the Trump-appointee who pushed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil leasing, is taking a job with Oil Search, a company developing an oil project 100 miles to the west of the refuge.
In the email, sent after the deal was made public, BP Alaska President Janet Weiss told employees they have three options, including applying for jobs with BP outside Alaska or leaving the company with a severance package.