Equipment for exploration was stored at the camp.
No one was at the site when the fire burned through the area.
Bill Allen, who was at the pinnacle of wealth and power in Alaska until he was exposed as a central figure in a political corruption scandal, has died.
In a new proposed five-year plan for offshore drilling, the Department of the Interior floated the idea of auctioning off leases to oil and gas companies in the inlet in 2026. That’s in addition to 10 lease sales proposed for the Gulf of Mexico.
The comment period was originally set to end in July. Now it will continue for two more months, to Sept. 6.
By a 6 to 3 vote, the court said that any time an agency does something big and new — in this case addressing climate change — the regulation is presumptively invalid, unless Congress has authorized regulating in that sphere.
Federal data shows gas prices may have increased to a point that consumer demand has actually gone down.
Regenerate Alaska, a unit of Australia-based 88 Energy Ltd., relinquished the tract it acquired for over $770,000, federal officials said.
To help Alaskans sort through dozens of candidates, Alaska Public Media is asking each where they stand on the issues.
The EPA said mining the Pebble deposit would result in unacceptable loss of salmon habitat, both at the site and further downstream.