The complaint does not say whether the State of Alaska was defrauded, but according to SAExploration’s most-recent annual report, Alaskan Seismic Ventures collected millions of dollars in tax credits.
The recent lawsuits over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and National Petroleum Reserve are a lot to keep track of. Casey Grove spoke to Tegan Hanlon to try to sort it all out.
The Department of Energy says that if the project succeeds, Unalaska would be the first community in the nation completely powered by geothermal energy.
The potential lease sale would cover about one million acres of the inlet and would be held next year.
The attorneys general of the 15 states argue that they have standing to sue because what happens in the Arctic Refuge affects their fish, wildlife and physical environment.
Red Dog’s problems show how climate change poses a challenge to the economy of Arctic Alaska, which is warming at triple the rate of the global average.
Barrick’s CEO said the biggest challenge to developing the mine is the nearly $7 billion cost, including building a power plant, road and 315-mile gas pipeline.
The mine’s environmental assessment predates the Mount Polley disaster. If the extension is granted, the assessment would be 12 years old by the time the developer got started.
Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata says year-round work that’s not tied to the tourist industry is especially attractive, in light of the pandemic.
According to the charges, part of the scheme involved charging Conoco for pipe inspections and filling out time cards for inspectors who did not exist.