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...Every so often, creatures would get bogged down in pools of water and asphalt that seeped from underground crude oil deposits, and die of dehydration or starvation. Stranded animals that appeared to be easy prey then became a trap for predators...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-27
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Reader: What are the ?powers that be? doing?

...Let us hope somebody is smart enough to tell the northern Canadian oil folks that the nearest port for their enormous oil deposits (now estimated as large as OPEC) exist in Valdez via the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Maybe they won?t have to...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041007/letters_20070410003.shtml
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The essence of academic freedom

...large stake in specific outcomes -- e.g., on assessing risks of a new drug or pollutant or of drilling for offshore oil deposits. Even government employees supposedly lacking such stakes are subject to pressure from politicians. Historically...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030209/let_285468928.shtml
Looking forward: 2011 economy in limbo

...a pipeline across the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and the development of that infrastructure will make small oil deposits found in the NPR-A economical to develop. This will take years, however. The current oil field operators, BP and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122810/new_762598833.shtml
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Businesses urged to join debate over state oil tax

...pipeline has, Langland said. And with taxation as it is today, companies will have little incentive to continue to find oil deposits, he said. "Our leaders have lost sight of what it takes to stimulate investment," he said. But he encouraged small...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012711/new_777086569.shtml
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Analysis: Battle on ACES tweaks to dominate session

...in the production tax law. This has created an unusual situation of a tax subsidy for exploration of likely modest oil deposits but an overall tax law that discourages larger resources being developed in the larger fields, the supporters of HB...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-07/analysis-battle-on-aces-tweaks-to-do
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Scientist's decision helps Alaska wallets

...Matanuska, Susitna, and Tanana rivers, but Marshall also looked for less attractive acreage that might hide mineral or oil deposits. Looking at geological maps of Alaska's north slope, a lonely stretch of coastal tundra caught his eye. The strip...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030100/oil_030101oil0040001.shtml
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