Opponents open new front against salmon ballot initiative
An Alaska industry coalition fighting a salmon habitat protection initiative that's on the state's general election ballot has filed a complaint, accusing supporters of flouting campaign finance laws.
OIL AND GAS
House Dems decry Alaska plan's wildlife impacts
House Natural Resources ranking member Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and two other committee Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to protect special wildlife areas within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska at a time when an oil company is proposing aggressive development in the region.
Interior explores options to increase drilling in NPR-A
The Trump administration is weighing two options for expanding oil and gas drilling in the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Interior Department official told Alaska lawmakers this week.
Alaska reaches new deal for access to Exxon gas
The state of Alaska has reached a preliminary agreement to buy Exxon Mobil Alaska's North Slope natural gas and sell it to Asian customers through the state's proposed Alaska liquid natural gas export project.
Begich stays in governor's race, angering some Dems
Former Sen. Mark Begich (D) yesterday thumbed his nose at critics by announcing he has no intention of dropping out of the Alaska governor's race, despite growing concerns he will split the state's moderate vote with independent Gov. Bill Walker and throw the election to conservative Republican Mike Dunleavy.