Crowded governor's race gathers cash, steam before primary
EAGLE RIVER, Alaska — The Alaska governor's race comes at a pivotal time for the Last Frontier. After decades of oil production declines, Alaska is on the brink of a new generation of North Slope oil development.
Interior's Balash outlines plans for ANWR, NPR-A development
Joe Balash has a special place in his heart for oil development on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
High court amends salmon initiative but sends it to ballot
A controversial salmon protection initiative that's being fought by oil, gas, mining and other industry groups will appear on Alaska's general election ballot in November under a state Supreme Court decision released yesterday.
BLM to begin EIS on Conoco's Willow discovery
The Bureau of Land Management yesterday announced plans to write an environmental impact statement for ConocoPhillips' proposal to develop its promising new Willow oil discovery in the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Alaska megaproject hits financial headwinds as elections loom
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The blueprint to finance and build a $44 billion liquefied natural gas export project is coming under fire at a time when people here are gearing up for a governor's race that could throw the project's future into question.