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    An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that the agency has not received any compelling reason to extend the 90-day comment period on a draft environmental review of a major mine project in southwest Alaska.

    Shane McCoy is project manager for the corps' review of... Read More

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    A group of business owners and advocates are pushing for Alaska to place more of an economic stake in its outdoor recreation economy.

    Alaska boasts a massive number of tracts of undeveloped public land. Most Alaskans take advantage of all that land for various activities all... Read More

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    Recently, several public opinion messages and campaigns have voiced concerns about the mining industry here in Alaska.

    It seems that much of the angst is based on either a perceived favorable bias of the regulatory system towards industry, a bias against natural resource extraction in... Read More

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    A rejuvenated Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound is showing positive signs of finishing out its second season in 30 years.

    The fishery opened for the first time since 1988 in 2017, operating on commissioners permits. A test fishery operated as an information-gathering pot... Read More

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    While cutting back on overall spending to preserve its money to last into 2020, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. continues answering questions and providing additional information to federal regulators, submitting on March 1 the first of six batches of information it is scheduled to submit... Read More

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    Alaska’s new gasline team expects to have the analyses that will determine the path of the estimated $43 billion Alaska LNG Project complete in the next two months.

    Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s senior policy advisor Brett Huber said March 14 that the Alaska Gasline Development... Read More

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    Two years after a major gas line in Cook Inlet leaked millions of cubic feet of methane into the water, the citizen agency charged with monitoring oil and gas activity is assembling a panel of experts to review information related to the region’s aging industry infrastructure.

    The Cook... Read More

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    Although the first new oil is yet to flow, the apparent recent successes of several companies exploring on the North Slope has at least a few people looking for new clues in old geologic information that covers a large swath of the oil and gas basin.

    Geologist Bill Enyart and his Denver-... Read More

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    Rasmuson Foundation announced two new members of its board of directors. Eklutna Inc. CEO Curtis McQueen and Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President Marilyn F. Romano have been elected to three-year terms. McQueen joined Eklutna in February 2005 as... Read More

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    A new lender is offering loans to young Alaska fishermen who want to buy into the halibut and sablefish fisheries, and repayment is based on their catches.

    The Local Fish Fund opened its doors this month to provide alternative loan structures to young fishermen as a way to help turn the... Read More