Lest We Forget: On March 18, 1981 Alaska Created Two Decades Of Investment/Tax/Economic/Social Stability Commentary by Dave Harbour (Video: Governor Jay Hammond and Legislature Define 'Fair Share' Of Petroleum Revenue 3-18-81 from Dave Harbour archives on Vimeo.) TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE SYSTEM (TAPS) Four decades ago yesterday, Alaska created what was to be two decades of "quasi"-fiscal stability. We say, "quasi" because even in the wake of "reform", politicians would continuously be seeking "more revenue". But let us begin the story this way. 1980-81 was an era when [...]
3-18-2021 Big & Challenging China Meeting In Alaska Today Likely Affects Alaska & US (& Australia, Canada, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Etc.) Energy Policies
Ted Talk: A 2018 Australian Perspective On China We ask ourselves: "Is there another path toward ultimate peace without demanding appeasement by/from either party?" You be the judge. -dh Advice To US Diplomats Meeting With Chinese Counterparts In Anchorage Today: Learn From The Past Be aware that the July 27, 1953, Korean War Armistice was not a treaty. Technically, we are still at war with two determined communist allies: China and North Korea. Be aware that a senior Chinese leader visited Alaska during Governor Sean [...]
Note: In doing a little research today I came across the Commentary below. I am reprinting it today, thinking some readers might find value in comparing the challenges six years ago, to today's. -dh 5-4-15 Never Again "Never Again" by Dave Harbour Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan visited the Holocaust Memorial at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. He spoke of unspeakable crimes against humanity and asked his audience to resolve, "Never Again". Switch now to a fanciful world that is present-day America. Citizens focus on leading normal lives while [...]
We respect the life of our friend, Mike Bradner Governor Dunleavy Honors Former House Speaker Mike Bradner February 27, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy are asking Alaskans to join them in mourning the passing of former Alaska State Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Bradner. Mr. Bradner represented the Fairbanks area for five consecutive terms from 1967 to 1976, serving as Speaker of the House during the 9th Session of the Alaska Legislature from 1975 through 1976. “Mike served Alaska with wisdom [...]
Governor Dunleavy Congratulates Ben Stevens on New Position February 24, 2021 (Juneau) – Governor Mike Dunleavy is announcing that Chief of Staff Ben Stevens will be leaving the administration to become the new vice president of external affairs and transportation at ConocoPhillips Alaska. Mr. Stevens last day in the governor’s office will be announced soon. “I want to thank Ben for his hard work and service to the State of Alaska the past two years. His knowledge and political acumen have been an asset to the administration and [...]
https://www.westernjournal.com/surprising-absolutely-everyone-cbs-issues-scathing-report-badly-biden-betrayed-keystone-workers/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=aa-breaking&utm_campaign=can&utm_content=firefly CBS Issues Scathing Report on How Keystone Union and Other Workers Were Betrayed by Kipp Jones CBS News profiled the devastating effects of President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the Keystone XL pipeline on American workers in a piece Thursday that eerily seemed like journalism. Are you ready to feel a little nostalgic? Get this: Biden’s establishment media enablers actually engaged in some honest reporting. It’s stunning but true. “On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order revoking the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, [...]
France Violates Its Own Climate Accords as Gas Prices and Gun Sales Rocket Skyward by David Blackman ...the United States, the only nation on earth that was not a formal participant in the Paris Climate Accords ..., was also the only industrialized nation on earth that has not only met its unenforceable “targets” under that sham wealth redistribution scheme but exceeded them. The U.S. has surpassed its emissions targets all the way through 2025, in fact, mainly thanks to the fact that clean natural gas has displaced huge amounts [...]
AEDC Economic Forecast Presentation Posted: 28 Jan 2021 05:57 PM PST The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual Economic Forecast presentation on Wednesday. As they did with their 3-Year Outlook presentation this summer, the event was virtual with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. The event’s guest speakers were Acting Mayor Quinn-Davidson, Governor Dunleavy, and Senator Murkowski. Each highlighted the struggles felt throughout Anchorage, Alaska and the country in the past year. [...]
Governor Dunleavy Issues Statement on Biden’s Halt of ANWR Development Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a statement on President Joe Biden's decision this week to halt oil and gas activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The decision follows the historic lease sale held on January 6, 2021. Today’s announcement to shut down development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) should come as no surprise. As a candidate, Joe Biden campaigned on stopping oil and gas development on federal lands. Make [...]
Then there's some not so happy energy news from the new Administration.... Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit on First Day in Office: CBC U.S. News & World Report, The Keystone pipeline is operated by TC Energy Corp. The $9 billion project, which would move oil from the province of Alberta to Nebraska, had been ...
If you were unable to watch yesterday's RDC joint breakfast meeting with The Alliance, you may view the video presentation now at: akrdc.org Assessment of Governor Dunleavy's Budget Larry Persily, former Alaska gas pipeline federal coordinator. NGP Photo by Dave Harbour. Featuring: Larry Persily, Former Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner, Neil Steininger, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Ben Stevens, Chief of Staff to Governor Dunleavy January 14, 2021 Assessment of Governor Dunleavy's Budget Featuring: Larry Persily, Former Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Neil [...]
Let History Remind Us by Dave Harbour Whether we be employed by the oil, mining, transportation, retail, agriculture, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, manufacturing, or ocean industry, we in the free world have one thing in common: freedom. Freedom enables each of us to explore our talents and dreams with initiative, creativity, dedication, or ... not at all. Without freedom, a political vacuum invites raw power struggles for control of wealth and sovereignty and even our individual destinies. Today's freedom is at risk. We have borrowed vast trillions via our local, state, [...]
One less thing to worry about... Climate Realism (1/2/21) blog: "Despite the near constant caterwauling from climate alarmists that we are in a 'climate emergency', real-world data, released at the end of 2020 shows that climate related deaths are now approaching zero. The data spans 100 years of 'global warming' back to 1920 and shows 'climate related' deaths are now approaching zero. Below is an update of the graph in the 2020 peer-reviewed article by Bjørn Lomborg: Welfare in the 21st century: Increasing development, reducing inequality, the impact of climate [...]
We added a new poem today, HERE: 12-15-20. A Song of God’s Delight … Re: David’s Psalm 1. Pembina plans $785M in capital spending for 2021, restarting work on two key projects, CBC.ca. Pembina Pipeline Corp. is planning $785 million in capital spending next year as it moves to ... The pipeline expansion includes a new pipeline and associated ... The Empress co-generation facility will use natural gas to generate up to 45 ... CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices|About CBC News.