In the spring of 2008, a huge set of avalanches wiped out towers for a power transmission line, severing Juneau’s connection to its main source of hydroelectricity.
The Biden administration has moved to block development in the refuge — and AIDEA’s move could put the two sides on track for a battle in court.
A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.
Ben Stevens, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s former chief of staff, had minimal email contact with officials from ConocoPhillips before he left his state post to take an executive job at the multinational oil and gas company, according to a trove of his correspondence released this week. Interest groups and some Alaska lawmakers have been scrutinizing…
Murkowski confronted Stone-Manning over the reversal of a BLM land action from the final days of the Trump administration.
This is the first time a company other than Hilcorp Alaska has won leases in a state sale since 2015.
More than 90% of shareholders have agreed to the plan. It calls for The Conservation Fund to buy easements on 44,000 acres.
Murkowski said the best way to ensure long-term protection is for Congress to pass a law.
A leaking Cook Inlet pipeline contributed to Hilcorp’s high methane escapement, but Hilcorp’s larger methane problems are in the Lower 48.
The decision comes after an administrative law judge recommended that the DEC should not uphold the certificate in April.