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What others say: Drilling permit, Senate efforts pave way for new Alaska fields

Oil producer Shell has finally been given the green light to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea - but the clock is ticking.
Senators using budget to put heat on administration, EPA

Alaska's senators outlined their plans to continue to fight on resource and environment issues on which they say the Obama administration is overstepping its boundaries at the 40th annual Resource Development Council for Alaska meeting June 30. Sen.
Voices of Alaska: Celebrating some great Alaska innovations

Alaskans like to work hard and play hard - and sometimes there is a market waiting to be tapped where the two overlap. Case in point, Alaska's thriving small brewing scene: a great example of Alaskan small business success.
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...require shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.Tom Tidwell testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee that the fire season is 60 to 80 days longer than it was just 15 years ago, and he didn't expect...
Murkowski pressures Forest Service

...Service needs to commit to the future of Alaska's forest management.Speaking on Thursday at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's 2016 budget request, Murkowski was critical of the agency's...
Voices of Alaska: A new Congress brings new hope for Alaska

For the first time in eight years, Republicans control both chambers of Congress.
Voices of Alaska: Regulatory Fairness Act sets reasonable timeframe for EPA vetoes

What would Alaskans say if a federal agency retroactively vetoed permits for development of Prudhoe Bay, declaring it never should have been allowed on the North Slope?What would we think if a federal agency unilaterally banned development in the non-wilderness portion of ANWR? And what if a federal agency halted efforts to reopen the Nikiski LNG terminal, without any right of appeal, because a tiny portion of the property was once considered wetlands?
What others say: Consumers could benefit from change in law

...President Obama, should be open to a review.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the leading Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week made a forceful case for lifting the ban. The senator spoke Tuesday at the Brookings Institution...
Senators visit Peninsula

Two colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee spent the weekend traveling throughout the state, including the Kenai Peninsula, and discussed its energy potential. Sen. Lisa...
Murkowski unveils blueprint for energy plan a leading Republican senator.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the ranking minority member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Monday unveiled a "blueprint for discussion" of a national energy policy. It calls for more...


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