Alaska Arctic

Margaret Kriz Hobson



Margie is the Alaska correspondent for E&E News, where she specializes in Alaska energy and environmental issues, climate change and politics. She joined the company in 2010 after two decades as the energy and environmental correspondent at National Journal. Margie began her career as a general assignment reporter for the Suburban Trib, a now-defunct subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune. She also covered environmental issues for the Bureau of National Affairs. From 2005 to 2006, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from American University.

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Trump's 'energy dominance' transforms Alaska's future

Nov. 8, 2016, was a time of triumph and hope for Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as she won re-election, Republicans kept control of the Senate and Donald Trump won the presidency. She confidently asserted that the new president would pave the way for oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Now, a year later, the Republicans are closer than ever to opening ANWR to drilling.


Seismic data raises hopes of 'saturated' reserves in NPR-A

ANCHORAGE — In late October, a team of U.S. Geological Survey researchers flew to Alaska to search through computer files containing North Slope oil and gas seismic data collected over the years by the Bureau of Land Management and stored at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management offices here.