Globe & Mail by Shawn McCarthy.  … {Joe Oliver} returned last week from visits to South Korea and China amid concerns ….

We urge our Washington readers to attend an EPA meeting this morning at America's major liberal coordinating center to discuss an upcoming EPA/Chinese summit.  We will be looking to our hundreds of US and Canadian media readers to keep all of us informed of developments.  -dh

ChinaFAQs… United States and China account for over 40% of global GHG emmissions. How are these two nations working together to advance climate change mitigation?  Who is "ChinaFAQs?" ChinaFAQs 'experts' include part of the 'American Progress" network, listed here.  This is a target rich environment for investigative journalism.  President Eisenhower warned America of the dangers posed by a 'military-industrial complex'.  While some believe that concern has grown during the present Administration, one might also consider an augmenting trend: the rise of the 'gpvernmental-environmental complex' which, as we have observed here, threaten America's rule of law and other fundamental rights.  -dh

ADN Commentary by Paul Jenkins.  … Since the Chinese in 200 BC delivered natural gas in bamboo pipes to evaporators making salt from brine, it has been a valuable commodity — and Alaska has trillions of cubic feet more than most and needs to get it to market.

Unfortunately, the state — as it has before — could screw up the works. Bureaucrats are not businessmen. Do we need a gas line? Absolutely. Do we want state money involved? The threshold question: Is it absolutely necessary?

This is clear: If, in a swoon of masochistic myopia next year, we foolishly repeal Senate Bill 21, any pipeline question is moot. It will not happen.

It's like déjà vu all over again.

Fairbanks News Miner Commentary by Lynn Johnson, Make Alaska Competitive, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, ACES, Photo by Dave HarbourLynn Johnson (NGP Photo).  A state that is 90 percent dependent on oil revenues cannot afford to lose 200,000 barrels of production each day — and continue to prosper.

Yet that has been the state’s fate under the ill-advised oil tax policy known as Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share.

Since ACES passed in 2007, North Slope production has fallen almost 31 percent, while production is up everywhere else in the nation. ACES caused Alaska to miss out on the oil boom brought about by high oil prices.

That should concern every Alaskan interested in good jobs, a sound economy and a bright future.  … 

We thought our mission was complete when the Legislature passed — and the governor signed — the More Alaska Production Act earlier this year. But opponents of tax reform collected enough signatures to force Alaskans to vote on MAPA during the 2014 primary election.  …

It is key to commercializing our natural gas….