12-6-16 Trump Would Be Right To Reverse Obama’s Political Pipeline Decisions —— Should the President-elect Reject An Interior Secretary Candidate Who Supported EPA Overreach?

Trump Vows Prompt Review of Rejection of Dakota Pipeline ... Donald Trump: GOP Leader Inquires About Keystone Pipeline - Fortune Governor feuds with ExxonMobil re: take over Alaska LNG project  -  We've agreed with Tillerson that, Alaska Is Its Own Worst Enemy Exxon Mobil CEO emerges as State Department candidate   Standing Rock Commentary By Dave Harbour Sunday, we alerted readers to the Presidential interference with due process and how the formerly venerable U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been led to reject a reasonable right of way easement following [...]

12-4-16 PIPELINE HALTED: Feds block proposed route of Dakota Access pipeline after protests

Governor Jack Dalrymple. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Commentary: We see the federal action, described below, as a violation of due process and, by extension, the rule of law. The Corps of Engineers consulted all potentially interested/affected parties and after a constitutional operation of due process approved the pipeline route's right of way easement on July 25th. Does not the political action to block the proposed route violate the constitutional guarantee of due process and the record that supported the Corps' decision on the record? [...]

11-26-16 Trump’s Interior Department Appointments = Pluses & Minuses

Choosing An Interior Secretary Parnell Sullivan       Cronin Two potential Alaskan picks for Interior Secretary offer both advantages and disadvantages.  Bob Gilliam, below, has used his wealth to support anti-development activism that injures the constitutional guarantee of 'due process'.  Sarah Palin created a predatory oil tax and applied it retroactively, injuring Alaska's investment climate for nearly a decade.  We doubt either has the management capacity to 'drain the swamp' of eco-extremism in the Interior Department.  If an Alaskan is to be chosen, a better choice [...]

11-21-16 Alaska Conference Presentations Bring You State-of-Art Energy Status

Here -- for your current and future reference -- are last week's Resource Development Council for Alaska video and slide presentation archives: Wednesday, November 16th 7:00 a.m.   Registration/Check-in/Exhibits Open Eye-Opener Breakfast in Exhibit Area – Sponsored by Wells Fargo 8:00           Opening Remarks Eric Fjelstad, RDC President, Managing Partner, Perkins Coie LLP Alaska Economic Trends: 2017 Outlook Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor video slides Alaska Industry 2016 Year in Review and 2017 Outlook video Mining: Karen Matthias, Executive Director, Council of Alaska Producers Fisheries: Glenn Reed, President, Pacific [...]

11-18-16 Anti-Job Regime Continues To Lock Up Alaska & Cripple U.S. Economy

From 2007 - 2010 your author coordinated this national study, sponsored by NARUC and IOGCC to determine the cost to America of NOT developing oil & gas resources...of maintaining drilling moratoria.  We believe that this study, using the federal government's EIA energy modeling system, could be quite useful in determining how the new Trump administration will identify the wealth producing energy potential his campaign targeted.  (See video below right)  -dh                                           [...]

11-8-16 Election Day 2016 Will Determine The Future Of U.S. Energy Policy, etc.

Let us listen critically and consider this: Which person will bring to the United States renewed prosperity, energy independence, more jobs, stronger national defense, defense of constitutional freedoms, etc.  Scroll down for videos.   -dh Edward Itta remembered for balancing two worlds.  Former North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta died Sunday in Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.  (Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour) CNN.  ... In one of the more intense interactions Clinton has had on the trail, Copley -- growing emotional at times -- pressed Clinton for [...]

11-7-16 The Handwriting Is On The Wall

We've Been Pointing To The Handwriting On The Wall For The Last 8 Years: Tomorrow, November 8, 2016 Is The Day of Reckoning.  -dh Today, Town Hall summarizes the links connecting Hillary Clinton, George Soros, John Podesta and the decades-long strategy to socialize the United States. Those links clearly extend to the activist enviro-political movement opposing use of wealth producing fossil fuels by the world's leaders ... while supporting transfers of wealth from those countries to the non-developed world.  That grouping, accordingly, can be depended upon to vote as [...]

11-3-16 Critical Readers Consider Both Sides of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

If Dakota Access pipeline were to move, where could it go?  CBC.ca   The Dakota Access pipeline uses a nearly identical route as the natural gas pipeline to cross Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock reservation. Privately Owned Pipelines = GOOD Publicaly Owned Pipelines = BAD  ...  LIKE VENEZUELA (Read below) AK LNG transitions to state leadership.  Kenai Peninsula Online.  The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is finishing up its negotiations to take over the leadership role on the gasline megaproject, negotiating ...     The truth about the Dakota [...]

11-1-16 The Truth About The So Called Peaceful North Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Dear Friends Despite being held hostage by protesters amid threats of violence - we didn't let their threats and intimidation stop us from practicing real journalism and finding out the truth about the Dakota Access Pipeline. You can watch our interview with a local farmer here. His neighbors have lost scores of cattle and horses and they have reported incidents of trespassing and intimidation. Those protesting the development of the pipeline claim to be peaceful but up close it is clear they are the very opposite when challenged by [...]

10-31-16 Can Oil Rebound Save Alberta? An Alaska Lesson. Energy and the Impact of Illegal Immigration.

Today: Alberta - Alaska - US Elections - An Illegal Alien Organizer -It's all related and we'll show why- -We hope you'll submit a thoughtful comment at the bottom of this page- Please review our commentary, column left.  Then skim the email sent today by an illegal alien on SEIU letterhead, in the right column.  The illegal immigration warriors are out of the closet and active.  What about those supporting lawful immigration, logical policies and the rule of law: are we as willing to be heard?  This whole complex [...]

10-28-16 Why Clinton chopped a Keystone XL reference from her book

CALGARY HERALD BY ALEXANDER PANETTA, CP — A reference to the Keystone XL pipeline was chopped from Hillary Clinton’s memoir due to political considerations, according to the latest batch of stolen emails posted Thursday on Wikileaks. While writing the book Hard Choices, Clinton initially included a reference to the pipeline at the urging of her daughter, Chelsea, according to a 2014 email purportedly sent to her current campaign chair John Podesta. “She decided to write about Keystone because her daughter suggested that it would be a glaring omission and look [...]

10-12-16 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT-WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL

We’d love to see you tonight in Anchorage! -dh Mead Treadwell Dr. Forrest Nabors Dave Harbour

10-6-16 US & Canadian Leaders Attack Fossil Fuel (Note: Both liberal policies increase consumer prices, decrease jobs, increase national debt, depress economies with no verifiable improvement in a conjured climate change narrative. -dh)

BREAKING NEWS! ConocoPhillips Alaska today announced it has signed a contract with Doyon Drilling Inc. to build a new Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) Rig. The rig will initially target development of Fiord West, a field northwest of the main Alpine pad discovered in 1996. The ERD rig represents the third new-build drilling rig ConocoPhillips has contracted for since SB21 was passed in 2013.   READ COMPLETE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE! Oil Glut? Here Comes Some More!  Good for Alaska! BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS Oil finds in Texas and Alaska come at a [...]

9-29-16 Feds “Steal” 100 Million Acres of Alaska? BC LNG Fights For Survival!

Trudeau government re: Pacific Northwest LNG.  CBC.ca.   If, for instance, you attach some value to the natural habitats of wild salmon or the threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions.... What's next for Pacific NorthWest LNG project? 4 questions answered.  CBC.ca.  Green light for B.C. LNG project won't pave way for other pipelines .... Did you know that today, with the help of former Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmer (NGP file photo), the White House may be determining the fate of Alaska's Arctic? Former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. Northern Gas Pipelines [...]

9-15-16 Kish Returns To Capitol Hill

We are delighted to note that one of Washington's most knowledgeable energy analysts is joining the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan.  We think our Alaskan, Canadian and Lower 48 readers will be grateful that such an advisor will be in such a position to improve energy decision and policy making in Washington.  -dh GOP Energy Veteran Kish To Ryan's Office: As Playbook readers found out this morning, Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish is headed to Speaker Paul Ryan 's office as a new policy adviser for energy, environment, [...]