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Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...absorbs more heat, leading to more warming. An open Arctic Ocean makes the region more accessible for marine traffic and oil drilling but increases risks of spills and eliminates habitat for polar bears, walrus and ice-dependent seals. Without protective...
Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

ANCHORAGE - Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released Thursday.The report also says Alaska's tax laws...
Skepticism dooms study of rail link to North Slope

...reacted skeptically, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Isaacson said the rail extension could lead to new oil-drilling and mining opportunities and reduce the high cost of doing business on the North Slope."We're so addicted to oil...
State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

...project through the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp., Wielechowski said, and AIDEA itself has invested in oil drilling rigs."I like the idea of AIDEA providing venture capital to oil and gas projects. There are independent companies...
Study to seek answers if large Cook Inlet oil or gas discovery made

...natural add-on," Torgerson said. "We already know the companies now are scrambling to find trained anything in the oil drilling business with production and pipeline welding and things of that nature," he said. "We used to supply about 30 percent...
Pioneer Potluck: About living in the pink log house and getting a visit from NORAD

...called the third week and he said he was still working for Ken's auto, but added that his application in at several oil drilling companies. I asked him if we could come up and join him and he said "no-no that's not a good idea." So my forever...
No sign of hull breach in Shell drilling vessel

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Crews aboard two aircraft flew over an oil drilling ship Tuesday that went aground in a severe Alaska storm and saw no sign that the vessel was leaking fuel or that its hull had been...
Cook Inlet spill tool used during Kulluk grounding

...response tool developed specifically for Cook Inlet helped responders monitoring Royal Dutch Shell's grounded Kulluk oil drilling rig near Kodiak, officials close to the situation said.The Cook Inlet Response Tool is the result of an 18-month...
Olson, Chenault talk oil taxes, gas pipeline

...won't drill and the area, he said, can only hope producers put more gas in the market based on the results of their oil drilling."They are not going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a gas field that they can only sell gas at...
Verbatim: Alaska can learn from challenges elsewhere

...within in the next century. The land being lost is mostly wetland. The loss is mainly due to human causes: levees, oil drilling, canals, and wetland drainage. The levees used to block the natural flood pattern of the Mississippi River prohibit...


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