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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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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.
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.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
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.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
New Times SLO
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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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)
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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.