The bills would decrease the unemployment insurance tax rate paid by businesses and change regulations on professional licenses, timber sales and geothermal development.
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…
Community members might not be amenable to a new facility that would attract massive gas tankers to Southeast Alaska.
The ballot initiative would raise the minimum tax and eliminate oil tax credits for Alaska’s largest legacy fields. It would also require oil companies to publicly report their revenues and costs from those fields.
Analysts say tension in the Middle East doesn’t impact oil prices the way it used to. But that could change.
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.
The permits will allow Donlin Gold to build an airstrip and a port, and install fiber optic cables and build access roads for its mine, which could be one of the biggest in the world if completed.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. has long been one of the most aggressive advocates for opening ANWR to oil development.
By using heat-sensing cameras to detect dens, and accepting strict limits on when to survey, impacts could be dramatically reduced.