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.
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 legislative working group has come up with recommendations that Alaska lawmakers hope will solve some of the issues with the VPSO program.
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.
BP, which has been a major employer in Alaska for decades, is planning to sell all of its assets in the state to Hilcorp, a smaller, private company.
The purpose is to make sure the State of Alaska and its people are represented as the sale moves forward.
The Washington Post made the North Slope village of Nuiqsut front page news under a provocative headline: “Alaska’s warming, but can’t quit big oil.”
Long before it announced its withdrawal from AFN, there were signs of a schism between ASRC and the most influential Native advocacy group.