Alaska is on the verge of a new oil boom — and the village of Nuiqsut is right in the middle.
“I think it was a little more stable, and there was a little bit more assurance that the ice you were on was not going to disintegrate on you that easy,” says whaling captain Gordon Brower.
Asking around about Marie Adams Carroll in Utqiaġvik, it’s clear that the things she’s done on the North Slope will be remembered long after she retires.
With her podcast “Coffee & Quaq,” Glenn wants to spotlight the ideas and conversations of young Alaska Native people and broaden the range of stories that are told about Indigenous experiences.
The story uncovered a long-held Alaska secret: that the only exploratory oil well ever drilled in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was “worthless.”
The Arctic Sounder, Bristol Bay Times/Dutch Harbor Fisherman and Homer Tribune are now part of the Anchorage Daily News newspaper family.
The 3D seismic survey is part of the effort to keep the oil field alive for decades to come.
A judge has ruled in favor of environmental groups in their effort to block the Trump administration’s push to re-open large portions of Arctic waters to oil drilling.
Rep. Don Young told his colleagues to disregard the anti-drilling Gwich’in witnesses, while pro-development Iñupiaq witnesses accused Democrats of erasing them from the land that’s been their home for centuries.
Combined with some other changes, the Alaska Department of Revenue now projects that the state will have $89 million less for this year’s budget. And it will have $39 million more for the 2020 budget that begins in July.