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7 hrs ago | Alaska Journal of Commerce

EDITORIAL: Proof that production isna t a priority for Obama

More evidence came out April 18 that President Obama and his administration aren't big fans of oil and natural gas development.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Opinion

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Shale Boom Sends U.S. Crude Supplies to Highest Since 1930s

The U.S. is stockpiling the most crude since the Great Depression, thanks to the shale boom that has boosted production to the most in 26 years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Science / Technology

Politico

How Sarah Palin threw Alaska's Senate race

Democrats might long remember 2014 as the year when Sarah Palin won a place in their hearts.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Alaska, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Alaska Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Forbes.com

New Keystone XL Delay: 'A Stunning Act Of Political Cowardice'

Whenever businesses and bureaucrats don't have the guts to stand behind a decision they've made, they release the news late on a Friday.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, Energy

The Hill

GOP demands answers on electric grid security leak

Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to report on how sensitive information about electric grid security became public.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Recordpub.com

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Republican

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: GOP finally fighting back in phony a war on womena

Republicans are finally learning that the most effective defense can be a good offense, even when the battle is imaginary.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Susan Collins, Senator Deb Fischer, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Opinion

Politico

Keystone decision delayed yet again

The Obama administration says it is indefinitely extending its long-awaited review of the Keystone XL pipeline - providing a Good Friday jolt to one of the president's most wrenching environmental decisions.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Miller plans campaign kickoff

Miller was thrust into the national spotlight in 2010, when he upset Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary last year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat

New Times SLO

Shredder

I don't like to talk about national politics - not because I'm writing for a local newspaper, not because I feel it's above my pay grade or interest level, but because it's beneath me.

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Related Topix: Sex Scandal, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Homer Tribune

Council split on spending $31K for advertising

After a public hearing and second reading at Monday's Homer City Council meeting, Mayor Beth Wythe broke a tie vote to approve a $31,000 appropriation for marketing Homer in the book Alaska: North to the Future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Marketing, Homer, AK

Switched

Senators Seek To Curb EPA Authority On Mine Waste Disposal

A pair of senators have introduced legislation that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using its authority to preemptively block or to revoke permits for mine waste disposal.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alaska Government, David Vitter

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-U.S. renews ConocoPhillips' permit for Alaska LNG exports

The U.S. Energy Department on Monday renewed ConocoPhillips' permit allowing the company to export liquefied natural gas from Alaska to all countries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

The Hill

Congress: Don't rubber stamp exports of fracked gas

Earlier this month, a liquefied natural gas facility near the Columbia River at Plymouth, Washington exploded , injuring workers and forcing the evacuation of 400 residents and agricultural workers within a two-mile radius.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, Oil & Gas, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Republican

Center for American Progress

5 Steps to Improve Safety and Avoid More Government Waste in King Cove, Alaska

A two-decade-old debate over whether to build a $75 million, so-called Road to Nowhere through an Alaska wilderness area to connect the city of King Cove, population 938 , to Cold Bay, population 108 , has emerged as one of the most bitterly contested natural resource battles of 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alaska, King Cove, AK, Cold Bay, AK, Anchorage, AK

UPI

Senate leaders call to review oil export ban

With proven U.S. crude oil reserves increasing, Senate leaders said it was time to lift a 1970s era ban restricting crude oil exports.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, Democrat, US News, Republican

Agri Marketing

Op-Ed: EPA's Proposed Water Rule Is "Largest Land Grab" Ever

ED: EPA'S PROPOSED WATER RULE IS "LARGEST LAND GRAB" EVER Apr. 14, 2014 by Gary Baise I just returned from Germany and Poland and was startled to discover the regulatory control the European Union exercises over its farmers and agriculture.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Environment, US House of Representatives, Randy Neugebauer, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

JD Supra

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing on Grid Reliability and Security

Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a standing-room only hearing titled "Keeping the lights on - Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the U.S. electric grid?" While the hearing was organized into two panels focusing on cyber security and physical security, the questioning from the lawmakers ... (more)

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

In this March 23, 2012, photo by NOAA Fisheries is a Steller sea lion female and juvenile on Seguam Island in the Aleutian chain.

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Related Topix: Atka, AK, Environmental Law, Law, Adak, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Fox News

EPA coal rules leaving US vulnerable to blackouts?

Facing the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal," some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

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