The Southeast community of Haines has the reputation of being polarized. It lived up to that reputation last week with two vastly different events about a potential metals mine.
The Trump administration last month proposed to narrow the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That could have profound impacts on how industry players approach development in Alaska.
It wasn’t until the mid-1980s that a federal program to organize clean-up for spills and other pollution was established by congress.
While many North Slope fields are on the decline, production at Hilcorp’s Milne Point has actually increased by huge amounts. Now the company is acquiring the massive Prudhoe Bay field, raising hopes of a similar revival there.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.
In 2008, Cook Inlet beluga whales were listed as endangered. Their numbers still continue to drop: There are fewer than 300 today, and they’re steadily declining.
Hilcorp’s philanthropic strategy is more about individual employee giving than corporate sponsorship. And, a national expert says, that’ll diffuse the giving and make it harder to predict — at least at first.
In her new role, Anna MacKinnon will be on the boards of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and the Alaska Energy Authority.
When the oil tax initiative would appear on a ballot depends on when the Alaska Legislature wraps up its work.
Wells Fargo’s announcement follows similar policies against Arctic drilling adopted by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a string of European banks.