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2008-07-13 15:00:24

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 13--Alaska's state gas development authority published a request for proposals June 30 for pipeline route assessments for a 70-mile spur pipeline connecting the small Gubik gas field on the North Slope with a large-diameter gas pipeline that is proposed to be built along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline corridor south from Prudhoe Bay. Gubik is in the Brooks Range foothills southwest of Prudhoe Bay. Gas was discovered there in early...

2008-07-12 09:00:48

By John McCamey Sweet Everybody is unhappy about the price of gasoline, diesel and home heating oil because the price of a barrel of crude oil has escalated to record levels since last October. The situation might be mitigated if the nation could find more Prudhoe Bay-sized oil fields. There is the potential to do this in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the unexplored outer continental shelves. The groundwork has been laid, but the lack of permission to lease in the prospective...

2008-07-12 06:00:25

By Tom Troy, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 12--U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) will join a contingent of fellow Republican congressmen on a White House-sponsored trip to Alaska next week to promote the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic tundra. In doing so, Mr. Latta becomes part of a widening Republican effort to capitalize on Americans' concern with gasoline prices to win public support of expanding energy resources. Mr. Latta said America relies so heavily on oil that it...

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Anonymous When a town is in danger of disappearing, what course of action can it take? The town of Kivalina, Alaska, has decided to get reparations, by suing two dozen oil, power, and coal companies that it claims have brought about climatic changes that are threatening its existence. Located about 625 miles northwest of Anchorage on a long, narrow barrier island sandwiched between the Chukchi Sea and the Kivalina River, the town of about 390 people has been watching its land slip into...

2008-07-10 15:00:49

WASHINGTON _ Senate Republicans have dropped the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from their energy policy discussions, focusing instead on persuading Democrats to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling. It's a move that has angered Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, a longtime standard-bearer for drilling in ANWR who has vowed to put the issue back in front of his Senate colleagues. "It's not off my table," Stevens said. "Unless you include Alaska in an energy solution, it's a non-solution."...

2008-07-10 12:01:10

I get so tired of the people who claim that drilling for oil in our own oil reserves will somehow not help lower prices and contribute to the world supply. How can it not help? It certainly can't hurt. A letter in Tuesday's forum claimed oil from ANWR would only last for six months. Let's look at the logic. If there were only a six- month supply of oil, why would there be so much desire to drill there? Canada has been drilling on their side of ANWR for years. The next argument was about...

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2008-07-10 10:33:23

In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, two environmental groups are demanding a reversal of regulations passed last month giving permission to oil companies working in the Chukchi Sea to disturb the polar bears and walrus that live there. Filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Pacific Environment, the lawsuit hopes to overturn a ruling reached by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month which allows "incidental takes" of native animals to the region. The regulations, which are set to...

2008-07-10 09:00:41

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Bush administration's decision to let oil companies unintentionally harass or harm polar bears and walruses off the northwestern Alaska coast. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage claims that federal officials violated laws designed to protect the animals and their sensitive habitat in the Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea. "These regulations set the parameters for how oil...

2008-07-09 09:00:54

By Mac McLean, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Jul. 9--BRISTOL, Va. -- Gas was going for $3.94 a gallon at the Euclid Avenue Chevron on Tuesday when former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore filled the tank of David Sizemore's minivan. The two talked about the effect gas prices have had on the economy and how Gilmore, the Republican candidate in Virginia's U.S. Senate race, would work to lower them if he was elected to office this November. "Hopefully, he can do what he desires to do," Sizemore,...

2008-07-08 09:00:35

Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would be a completely wrong choice. The oil under the refuge will only supply America with six months worth of gas -- not worth destroying the many species of wildlife there. We need to learn to conserve and become less dependent on oil. There are many alternatives to driving. If we learn to adapt non- car habits, we won't have to face the rising gas prices. Helena Duncan Cottonwood Heights (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City)....


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