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Channel 2 NewsLt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has certified a referendum seeking to repeal the oil tax reform bill passed by the Legislature this year, leaving supporters with less than three months to gather enough signatures to put it on the state’s 2014 primary...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Referenda, Sean Parnell, Executive Branch
Channel 2 NewsThe debate on oil taxes is over for the State Legislature but not in Alaska. With the oil tax overall waiting the governor’s signature, the oil & gas industry is responding positively. Critics of senate bill 21 are working to repeal the bill through...
Tags: Politics, Government, Executive Branch
Channel 2 NewsWhat could drilling do to the Arctic Ocean? That’s what an expanded environmental impact statement is looking into. In March, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a second draft study of oil and gas activities in the arctic and...
The Associated PressAlaska's share of revenue from oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska would be used to clean up abandoned federal well sites in the Alaska Arctic under the budget proposed by President Obama. More than 130 wells were drilled...
Tags: Energy Resources
Channel 2 NewsSally Jewell could become Alaska's new landlord of federal lands. By a vote of 87 to 11, the U.S. Senate has confirmed REI’s 56-year-old CEO Jewell as the next interior secretary -- a position that has big implications for Alaska. “The...
ConocoPhillips Alaska says it will delay its 2014 plans for exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast. In a press release, the company announced that it will put its Chukchi Sea drilling plans on hold "because of...
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released two reports on Friday outlining good news for unemployment and consumer optimism index in Anchorage. "Anchorage consumers are the most optimistic they have been in quite some time," Bill Popp, AEDC...
Channel 2 NewsA group of Alaskans want to repeal Gov. Sean Parnell's new oil tax legislation, calling it a massive giveaway of Alaska's resources. The move continues a debate on what should be done to improve the state's oil and gas industry. Parnell says the new...
The Associated PressConocoPhillips says it's ready to increase its investments on Alaska's North Slope. The oil giant on Wednesday announced it's taking the move after the state Legislature last weekend passed a new oil tax bill that reduced taxes on the industry in an...
Channel 2 NewsGovernor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform bill has passed the legislature. The debate in the House of Representatives came to a head just before two o'clock Sunday morning when the bill passed 24-15 and later 27-12 on what's known as a reconsideration...
Channel 2 NewsOpponents of a proposed oil tax overhaul rallied on the steps of the state Capitol, as well as in Downtown Anchorage, as a rewritten tax bill advanced in the Alaska House Thursday. Supporters of a tax change say Alaska can't stand by as production...
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