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Mayor seeks to return borough oil and gas liaision position

...development issues for four years until 2007.Popp said the job required him to focus on policy and advocacy for the oil and gas industries at the state and federal level. He also spent a lot of time educating the public on the development that took...
Candidates for Kenai assembly seat make their cases

...responsibilities. Bassett said his experience working within the local economy that includes the commercial fishing and oil and gas industries contributed to his specific political concerns over erosion abatement and "finding cost-effective solutions...
Kenai reaps benefits of Cook Inlet boom

City leaders say Kenai has seen steady growth as Cook Inlet's oil and gas industries expand. Speaking at the Kenai Peninsula's Community Economic Forum in January 2015, Kenai Mayor Pat Porter said that in 2014...
Initiatives meant to better the state

...amount of money large-scale mining pays in royalties. What most people do not know, is that when compared to the oil and gas industries, the amount is miniscule and barely pays its way against what the state must pay out in oversight. Oil and gas...
Politicians disagree on oil, gas job statistics

...the preliminary February figure. Wielechowski says these numbers contradict claims by Gov. Sean Parnell that oil and gas industries are down and the state's future is at risk. He said one of the biggest arguments he's heard is that jobs dropped...
Pact still on the table: Kenai council to reconsider climate change agreement

...positive way for our city and state." Some worry that the climate change compact will be a slap in the face to the oil and gas industries, which are critical to Kenai's economy. Vice President of Tesoro's Kenai refinery Steve Hansen attended the...
Better diversity in schools leads to diverse workplace are expected to see decent gains. In particular, the health care sector is expected to gain 200 jobs. The oil and gas industries are expected to remain flat. Though Popp's presentation seemed mostly gloomy, he is upbeat about the future...
Experts share concerns over effects from mines

...National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences doing GIS mapping of toxic waste sites from the mining, oil and gas industries on St. Lawrence Island. She and her colleagues look at the impacts these industries have on communities living...
KPC program trains workers for oilfield jobs

...curriculum teaches skills that apply to mining, fish processing, pulp mills, utilities and construction as well as oil and gas industries. "The process technology course is just the foundation. ... From there, each company needs to spend time...
Oil, gas issues simmer at town hall

...representatives during Saturday's town hall meeting, and unsurprisingly many of their concerns focused on the oil and gas industries. House Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Kurt Olson gathered with about 40 people in the Kenai Peninsula Borough...


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