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Governor Sean Parnell rolled out his budget plan for the next fiscal year today. The budget proposal focuses on resource and energy development, transportation and infrastructure, public safety, military support and education. In the coming fiscal...
Channel 2 NewsThe good news is that Alaska continues to add jobs, particularly in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, but the job growth won’t compare to 2012. The Department of Labor Anticipates 4,200 new jobs in 2013, that’s a growth of 1.2 percent. But...
Channel 2 NewsThe Shell drilling rig Kulluk has spent nearly five days aground near Sitkalidak Island and the Unified Command monitoring the situation announced Saturday that a tow plan was approved to move the rig 30 miles to Kiliuda Bay. Weather and sea conditions...
Tags: Weather, Ocean Tides
Channel 2 NewsThe drilling rig Kulluk reached an anchorage off Kodiak Island Monday morning, nearly a week after it ran aground 30 miles away during a winter storm and was taken under tow Sunday, as Shell Oil President Marvin Odum apologized for the incident. In a...
Channel 2 NewsConocoPhillips has agreed to pay more than $200,000 in state and federal fines to settle environmental claims related to two oil spills from corroded pipelines at its Kuparuk River oil field in 2006 and 2007, regulatory agencies said Monday. The...
Channel 2 NewsNoble Corporation announced Thursday that it is working to rectify deficiencies and maintenance issues raised by the U.S. Coast Guard during a recent inspection of the company's drillship, The Noble Discoverer. After The Discoverer finished its 2012...
Tags: U.S. Coast Guard
Channel 2 NewsThe Shell mobile drilling unit Kulluk is stable after running aground New Year's Eve near Kodiak following failed attempts to tow the vessel in a fierce storm, responders said during a Tuesday press conference. "Following the U.S. Coast Guard...
Channel 2 NewsRough weather on Sitkalidak Island, where the Shell Oil-contracted drilling rig Kulluk ran aground Monday night during an intense winter storm, hasn’t kept the U.S. Coast Guard from surveying the rig for damage Wednesday. The incident’s...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Coast Guard is responding Friday to engine failures aboard a tugboat towing one of the drilling units used by Shell Oil in the Beaufort Sea this year, a day after news broke that a drillship from the project had been cited by the Coast Guard in...
Channel 2 NewsRevenue Commissioner Bryan Butcher says the Parnell administration intends to submit legislation to change Alaska's oil tax structure. One element being looked at is production tax credits, which could top $1 billion next fiscal year. The full...
Channel 2 NewsThe Department of the Interior released its final environmental impact statement (EIS) on Wednesday with regards to the area in Northern Alaska known as the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The statement was received with mixed responses from Alaskans....
Tags: Wildlife, Ken Salazar, Entertainment, Environmental Issues, NPR
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