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ANCHORAGE - A permit covering storm-water runoff does not apply to coal falling from a conveyor belt into Resurrection Bay at Seward, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

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Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

ANCHORAGE - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-28/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-
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Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies. The state Division of Elections counted 17,721 absentee and early votes Tuesday, giving repeal opponents the victory. The "no" side increased its lead from 6,880 to 8,443 votes. The unofficial overall count was 90,150 to 81,707, giving the no side a 52.5 percent edge.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-27/alaska-voters-reject-repeal-of-2013-
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Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false. Ballot Measure No. 1 proposed a repeal of Gov. Sean Parnell's "More Alaska Production Act," approved last year as Senate Bill 21 and in effect since Jan. 1. As of Wednesday, the repeal was failing by almost 6,800 votes out of 153,164 cast but too close to call.

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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call

ANCHORAGE - Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/alaska-oil-tax-referendum-too-close-
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Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/oil-tax-opponents-vow-to-monitor-ind
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Oil tax vote too close to call

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's revised oil tax system may have a short lifespan, but as of Tuesday night, the matter was too close to call. Votes in favor of Ballot Measure 1, which would repeal a production tax approved by lawmakers in 2013, were leading by a narrow margin. Republican lawmakers approved the revised tax system at the urging of Gov. Sean Parnell. Senate Bill 21 narrowly passed the state Senate with the promise that it would attract investment for new wells and put more oil in the trans-Alaska pipeline.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-19/oil-tax-vote-too-close-to-call
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NTSB recommends safety audit of Alaskan aviation

...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 the FAA in Alaska itself should be reviewed. A second, non-urgent recommendation...

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Alaska candidates speak at middle school forum

ANCHORAGE - Statewide political candidates Wednesday got a chance to say how they would shape the future for Alaskans who won't even be able to vote for at least four years.

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Widow called to testify in Coast Guard murder case

ANCHORAGE - The widow of a Coast Guardsman shot to death two years ago at a Kodiak communications station was called by defense attorneys Thursday to answer questions about their marital problems, their finances and her familiarity with the murder scene.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17/widow-called-to-testify-in-coast-gua
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