Trailblazing Alaska politician Arliss Sturgulewski died on April 7 at the age of 94.
Havelock played a role in some of Alaska’s most important federal statutes, including the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
Throughout his twelve years as Alaska’s U.S. Senator, Mike Gravel relished stirring controversy, but he died quietly at his home in Seaside, California, on Saturday at the age of 91, surrounded by family.
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.
Hilcorp Energy Company will take over BP Alaska’s oil and gas leases within Point Thomson, Milne Point and the massive Prudhoe Bay oil field. The transfer is expected to happen around midnight, and marks the close of a major part of the $5.6 billion deal first announced by the oil companies last August.
As oil and gas company BP presses ahead with the sale of its Alaska business to privately-held Hilcorp, questions loom around how low oil prices are impacting the deal. On Monday, the companies released answers to a state agency that’s scrutinizing a key piece of the transaction, but with a catch: The companies and their…
So far, over fifty thousand gallons of oily water have been recovered from Port Valdez from which 590 gallons of pure oil have been recovered.
In a statement late Sunday, BP confirmed its commitment to close the multi-billion dollar sale.
Four birds have died in the area and crews have set up additional containment booms around a nearby hatchery and the Valdez Duck Flats.
Thousands of gallons of oily water have been recovered from the harbor at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline, but officials with the Department of Environmental Conservation say that the spill is contained.