State and federal fishery managers are waiting on more information to determine which government entity will have the authority to manage king salmon on the lower Kuskokwim River this summer.
Hilcorp purchased several blocks of federal leases in Cook Inlet in 2017, but before it can even think about exploring for oil and gas there, the company has to survey for potential geological hazards in the area.
Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo tribal member from New Mexico, would be the first Indigenous cabinet secretary. Alaska Native leaders have mounted a big campaign to confirm her.
The missed deadline effectively kills the corporation’s proposal to use seismic exploration to search for oil in part of the Arctic refuge’s coastal plain this winter.
Murkowski said she is pursuing ways to aid the hard-hit tourism sector, including exceptions to the Passenger Vessel Service Act that keep large cruise ships out of the state this year.
With President Biden issuing executive orders pausing oil and gas leases and permits, Alaska’s U.S. senators are seeing years of their accomplishments erased.
The federal government has hit pause on preparations for an oil lease sale in Cook Inlet after President Joe Biden signed an executive order indefinitely halting new leases.
President Biden and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued orders requiring masks for most people traveling on public planes, trains, boats and road vehicles. The measures are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate took the first step Tuesday toward a $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill through a process that would allow it to pass without any Republican votes.
The proposal of the 10 Republican senators includes direct payments of up to $1,000 but with lower income limits than earlier COVID aid bills.