...cause the least environmental damage and cut it loose. It grounded at about 9 p.m.Associated Press staff writers Dan Joling in Anchorage and Donna Blankinship in Seattle contributed to this story.
ANCHORAGE - A rabid wolf killed near Chandalar Lakes and transported to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has state health and wildlife officials warning Alaskans to be on the lookout for other animals that may be infected.
ANCHORAGE - The united command overseeing the salvage of the Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge says the vessel's damage poses no threat to its stability while it's anchored off an Alaska island.
ANCHORAGE - The Interior Department's plan for managing a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska's North Slope calls for a roughly 50-50 split between conservation and oil development plus accommodation for a pipeline that could carry offshore Arctic Ocean oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced that the plan will allow for development of nearly 12 million acres within the 23 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an area roughly the size of Indiana.
ANCHORAGE - A large floating drill rig that ran aground a week ago on a remote Alaska island arrived as planned Monday in the shelter of a Kodiak Island bay after being towed about 45 miles through swells as high as 15 feet, officials said.
ANCHORAGE - An Alaska State Trooper helicopter with three people on board has crashed during a mission to rescue a stranded snowmobiler. Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says the crash site was spotted Sunday and no survivors have been found, but she could not immediately confirm that the three on board were killed. Peters says the trooper helicopter was on a mission Saturday night to pick up a snowmobiler stranded near Larson Lake east of Talkeetna (tal-KEET-nah), in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
ANCHORAGE - An Alaska State Trooper helicopter carrying two troopers and a rescued snowmobiler crashed Saturday night in the south-central part of the state, and no survivors have been found, an agency spokeswoman said.
ANCHORAGE - ConocoPhillips has agreed to federal and state civil penalties of about $200,000 for spills of crude oil and contaminated water from corroded pipe in Alaska's Kuparuk Oil Field in 2006 and 2007. ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.
ANCHORAGE - A proposal for an in-state natural pipeline that could carry North Slope natural gas to communities from Fairbanks to southcentral Alaska has been revised to eliminate the transport of natural gas liquids, which will have the effect of lowering tariffs for customers in Fairbanks.Carrying natural gas liquids such as ethane, propane and butane was previously considered desirable because they could be sold at a premium and used to lower the price of gas to Alaskans, said Frank Richards, the pipeline engineering manager for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.
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