Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:34

Legislature continues digging in to oil tax changes

ANCHORAGE ­— The House Resources Committee is in its second consecutive year of scrutinizing the state’s oil tax system as the Democrats now leading the committee look to implement tax changes former House and Senate Republican leaders balked at last year.

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Report: Pebble shares are ‘worthless’

A New York investment firm tore apart claims by the owners of the Pebble mine project that developing the prospect is economically viable in a no-holds-barred report released Feb. 14.

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Congressional delegation revs up for another ANWR fight

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's congressional delegation is hoping the 13th time will be the lucky one for legislation to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas development. That's because - as he is quick to note - Rep. Read more

Water bill requires fresh look at Arctic port

ANCHORAGE - A small clause in the nation's most recent water resources and funding bill could breathe new life into plans for a large vessel port in western Alaska. Read more

Sullivan hopeful heading into 2017

ANCHORAGE - Like all members of Congress, Sen. Dan Sullivan has a long list of to-dos. Tops on that list right now is an issue he's outwardly excited about tackling nearly as soon as the new Congress gavels in Jan. 3. Read more

Port defendants: Anchorage has no claim to funds

The defendants in the Municipality of Anchorage's lawsuit over its failed port expansion project have banded together to demand the city's claim for monetary damages be tossed because they contend it has yet to specify what exactly it seeks to recoup. Read more

Pebble suits proceeding; DNR rebuts reclamation report

ANCHORAGE - Pebble Limited Partnership is asking for legal fees to wrap up one lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency and hopes to settle another out of court. Read more

Permanent Fund starts FY17 with 3.86 percent return

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's money managers are off to a solid start in the first months of the state fiscal year. Read more

Independent explorers and the oil tax pendulum

The tune being heard from independents exploring on the North Slope has changed subtly but significantly over the past year. Read more

Murkowski lays out path on Arctic leases

ANCHORAGE - Republicans have options to counteract the Obama administration's move to pull Arctic waters from the federal offshore oil and gas lease plan, but they are far from immediate. Read more

AKLNG transition misses first measure in state takeover

The Alaska LNG Project handoff to state leadership is progressing, albeit slower than expected. Read more

A milestone year for miners

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's miners will have an opportunity to look back at the progress of three of the state's flagship mines at the annual Alaska Miners Association convention that kicks off Nov. 6 in Anchorage. Read more

Walker headed back to Japan

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Bill Walker has plans for one overseas trip, but not two. The governor is headed to the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo later this year. Read more

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