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.
With temperatures sinking below zero degrees in Anchorage last week, demand for engine block heaters skyrocketed.
Kodiak Island’s last ferry of the season pulled away from the dock on Saturday, Jan. 11, and there won’t be one returning until April.
Alaska’s annual population has dropped only six times since the 1940s. Three of those years were 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Analysts say tension in the Middle East doesn’t impact oil prices the way it used to. But that could change.
Strong winds and high tides caused the tugboat Lumberman to drag anchor and drift south, raising concerns that it could endanger private or public property.
Many of the fishermen voiced their opposition during a three-hour meeting hosted by the National Marine Fisheries Service in Petersburg.
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.
Ketchikan could be among the first cities in Alaska to allow a marijuana cafe with on-site consumption.