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Bills to advance Watana dam should be passed

...hydro-electric project through the FERC permitting process. In a world of never ending increases in carbon based energy prices, Watana would represent a permanent fund of energy cost savings for Alaskans for decades to come. Continuing what...
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...average Alaska mining wage was $70,750 per year. In 2013 it was $100,000 per year, Crockett said.Fuel and other energy prices are high. Fort Knox spent about $4 million per month to purchase electricity from Golden Valley Electric Association...
Gasline would generate thousands of jobs

...7.5 billion pipeline, put thousands of people to work, and secured energy for the next hundred years and your energy prices are going up less than a buck. That's pretty impressive," Fauske said.The tariff for gas from Cook Inlet, he...
Former governor stumps for bullet line

...pipeline Alaska could be home to plastics manufacturers.The gas from the bullet line could cut heating and cooking energy prices in Fairbanks by more than half, Sheffield said.And why should Southeast Alaska care about cheap energy in South...
Coming to a crossroads: Promises of 'clean coal' will take Alaska backward

...provide cleaner, more secure power supplies and good, long-term jobs. But there's a fly in the ointment. As energy prices remain high, large corporations and local utility boards are increasingly looking to an energy source of the past...
Setting the record straight on America's oil

...foreseeable future. We know from experience that high energy prices harm American families and businesses. Aside from pain...our fragile recovery from the recent recession. High energy prices therefore demand a strong policy response. For years...
Instate natural gas solution

...sources of energy are great, but require research and development. Conservation is being practiced due to sky high energy prices. Our very good and expensive energy grid uses natural gas. We have trillions of feet of gas and not a drop to use...
What we lack: Survey tells local leaders what the region is missing

...affected the Central Peninsula in addition to the common complaints of the national economy, a lack of tourism and energy prices. In the wake of the recent recession, Sloan said that 43 percent of respondents thought that the borough economy...
Oil, gas tax will boost revenues

...was increased from 22.5 percent to 25 percent of net revenues, but an escalator formula increases the tax rate as energy prices rise. Meanwhile, the same bill also reduces taxes on gas sold within Alaska to 5 percent of net profits compared...
Increased restrictions a bad idea

...our area's economy more dependent on the sportfishing industry makes our economy increasingly vulnerable to rising energy prices and the overall health of the nation's economy. Does anyone believe gas prices are going down? Increased restriction...


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