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Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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EPA blocks mining project proposal that threatened Alaskan salmon | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked a controversial mining project set for development in Alaska over concerns about adverse effects on salmon fisheries in the area, according to a release from the agency. The announcement stops the Pebble Mine project, which would have become the largest copper, gold and molybdenum extraction site on […]

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Biden administration takes another step toward advancing a controversial oil drilling project in Alaska | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday advanced the controversial Willow oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope, releasing the final environmental impact statement before the project can be approved. The ConocoPhillips proposed Willow drilling plan is a massive and decadeslong project that the state’s bipartisan Congressional delegation says will create […]

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Feds use rare veto to block Alaska copper, gold mine plan | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday in blocking a proposed mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world, with the agency citing as unacceptable impacts the project could have on a rich Alaska aquatic ecosystem that supports the […]

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US reinstates road, logging restrictions on Alaska forest | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency said Wednesday it is reinstating restrictions on road-building and logging on the country’s largest national forest in southeast Alaska, the latest move in a long-running fight over the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in late 2021 announced that it was beginning the process of repealing […]

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Governor Dunleavy Delivers 5th State of the State Address | #alaska | #politics

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Monday evening, Governor Mike Dunleavy delivered his fifth annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the Alaska State Legislature, outlining his vision and optimism for Alaska’s future. “Our history is always being written, including right now,” Dunleavy said. “The question for all of us is what do […]

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Alaska governor says he wants policies supporting families | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy told lawmakers late Monday he wants to work with them to make Alaska “the most pro-life state in the country,” with policies supporting families and making the state an affordable and a desirable place to live. “Kids are a blessing and they shouldn’t be viewed as a […]

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Alaska House elects Republican Tilton as speaker | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Wednesday elected Republican Rep. Cathy Tilton as speaker. Tilton was elected on a 26-14 vote, with independents Bryce Edgmon, Dan Ortiz and Josiah Patkotak and Democrats Andi Story and Neal Foster voting with Republicans to support her. Tilton, who is from Wasilla, is a former House Republican […]

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Alaska Legislature opens, with House yet to organize | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature opened a new session Tuesday, with the House electing a temporary speaker but not yet having a majority organization in place. The House unanimously elected Rep. Josiah Patkotak, an independent from Utqiagvik, as the temporary speaker. The Senate chose Sen. Gary Stevens, a Kodiak Republican, as Senate president […]

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