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What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...nearest Coast Guard base. The northern Alaska coastline lacks deep-water ports, major airports and the most basic infrastructure for spill responders.The Arctic Ocean's open-water season begins in July and closes a few months later in...

...inappropriate for the park to put any money toward a fiber-optic line given its backlog of road maintenance and other basic infrastructure improvements. He said the park should halt discussions with CenturyLink or invite public input into whether it's...
NTSB recommends safety audit of Alaskan aviation

...companies due to the recent tragedies," he said. Alaskans are challenged by the weather, environment and lack of basic infrastructure and resources that the rest of the country enjoys, he said. - DAN JOLING, Associated Press The NTSB also said...
Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship ocean waters. They say federal regulators should not have conducted lease sales in a region that lacks basic infrastructure such as deep water ports and staging facilities to launch a cleanup. Environmental and Alaska Native groups this...
When government works well, potential for disaster minimized

...good reminder of the importance of essential government services -- not just our volunteer fire departments, but basic infrastructure like roads, water and sewer. The irony is that if a planned water-sewer project for Kachemak Drive had gone...
Earmark ban is not the answer

...away from making sure that the people I represent have their voices heard. Alaska is a young state lacking in basic infrastructure and, as such, its needs are great. The Alaska delegation understands this, which is why we are united in our...
Fire Island in limbo; CIRI scales back project less, but the capital cost of the project would decline only 22 percent to 25 percent, because the cost of basic infrastructure remains whether there are two or three turbine sets, he said. One option CIRI is exploring with the utilities...
State-owned gas line plan passes House

...other projects the state builds to help move goods to market, such as roads or airports. ''It is no more than a basic infrastructure system,'' Whitaker said. But Rep. Vic Kohring, R-Wasilla, said it could be an expensive government boondoggle...


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