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Bush administration moves to repudiate government biologists' report on impact of oil drilling in Alaska

...wildlife are vulnerable to disturbances like those from oil drilling. The Porcupine caribou herd, which uses the coastal...the environmental destruction that would occur'' if oil drilling is allowed in the refuge. Carl Pope, executive director...
Students question Senator during Kenai visit

...D-Alaska, fielded questions about the Pebble Mine, oil drilling in Alaska, his finances and stress level during a visit...13, asked the Senator's opinion on the amount of oil drilling happening in the state. "I'm supportive of oil and...
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...
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...
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...
Nikiski residents oppose drilling waste site

...subdivision he planned on 51 acres he owns. However, a local oil field support services company wants to build an oil drilling waste disposal site adjacent to the McGahan property. "It has basically ruined anything we've planned for our future...
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...
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...
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...


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