U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urging the department to quickly release a review schedule with real deadlines for Shellâ€™s Exploration Plan for the Chukchi Sea in 2012. Begich commends Interior for last weekâ€™s announcement of new lease sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas as part of […]
FAIRBANKS-A resolution was introduced to the Fairbanks City Council by Lloyd Hilling, and passed on a 4-1 vote on Monday. The resolution will urge the state to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp. It also asked that the state petition the United States to constitutionally justify the ban currently in place on the plant or […]
November 15, 2011, Juneau, Alaska â€“ Governor Sean Parnell offered his condolences to the family and friends of two Fort Wainwright soldiers who were killed in separate IED attacks last weekend in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Specialist Calvin Matthew Pereda and Sergeant 1st Class Johnathan Bryant McCain were on mounted patrols when the attacks […]
ALASKA-In a recent poll conducted by Strategies 360 Polling and Market Research, that was commissioned by the Bristol Bay Native Corporation, the results showed that a clear majority of the respondents opposed the development of the Pebble mine.