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Alaskans deserve fair share of oil revenue

Alaskans deserve a fair share for the oil produced in this state. Alaska's Constitution says all Alaskans own our oil in common, and it should be developed for our "maximum benefit." We also need to encourage production, and jobs. That's something the Army Corps of Engineers didn't help with when it blocked needed oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve this year. The truth is that achieving both goals is complex, and if we want strong production and a fair share of oil profits so we can fund our schools, roads, public safety and savings, we need to put aside the sound bites of campaign season.
Politicians disagree on oil, gas job statistics

...since 2003, when it was at 8,100. The 2011 oil and gas employment estimates show the 13,000 as the revised number...provides the statistics and could not comment on oil and gas employment trends.
2009 in review: State's economy downshifting

...There's also the bleak outlook for tourism in 2010 that will mean fewer summer travelers and air flights. Oil and gas employment remained strong through most of late 2009 and much to 2010, despite last year's record volatility in oil prices...
Tax tweaks worth $550 million to industry

...the tax system prior to the 2006 and 2007 changes, Galvin said. Industry investment is at healthy levels, and oil and gas employment is high, he said. However, it is still premature to say just how much of the increased industry spending is...


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