9-25-17 (We will be involved in special projects until October 4 but will do our best to post relevant news for the archives and you, until then. -dh)

Gov. Walker proposes head tax to boost state revenue Gov. Bill Walker’s latest proposal for closing the gap between state revenue and spending is a limited tax on payroll wages and self-employment income. State works to formalize method for assessing oil and gas properties Some of the affected parties are raising concerns as state tax assessors are finalizing a methodology for valuing oil and gas properties… If upheld, could these enviro-attacks on American energy signal the end of economic prosperity?  -dh http://euanmearns.com/blowout-week-195/ We actually have two “favorites” this week. [...]

By |2017-09-25T13:51:00-09:00September 25th, 2017|Enviro-Industrial-Governmental Cabal|0 Comments

9-24-17 Good News, Alaska North Slope

Excited over Badami - 09/24/2017 (Full story) Glacier Oil and Gas is excited about the potential of its Badami field on Alaska's North Slope, both in terms of the location of the field and its facilities, and in terms of the Starfish well that the company plans to drill during the coming winter, Carl Giesler, company CEO, told the Alaska Suppor.... Nanushuk, Liberty comment periods extended - 09/24/2017 (Login to read Full story) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment periods for both the Liberty and Nanushuk projects. The public comment [...]

By |2017-09-25T13:26:04-09:00September 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-22-17

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:00 PMin 1334 Longworth House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold an oversight hearing titled ”Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests.”  WHAT: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations oversight hearing on catastrophic wildfires WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 3:00 PM WHERE: 1334 Longworth House Office Building   Visit the Committee Calendar for additional information once it is made available. The meeting is open to the public and a video feed will stream live at House Committee on Natural Resources. [...]

By |2017-09-25T13:15:10-09:00September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-19-17 Never Forgetting About My Readers!

E.B.B. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach...." Dear Reader: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, over 1.5 centuries ago, wrote how I feel about you, today.  While she spoke of romantic love and mine rises from respect and fraternal friendship, the intensity is similar. I awaken every day first for a prayer that His will be done. Then as I exercise and prepare for the work day, my thoughts usually move to you.  What useful thing [...]

By |2017-09-19T08:32:31-09:00September 19th, 2017|Commentary, Personal, You Read It Here First|2 Comments

9-18-17 ANWR becomes ‘real’ again!

Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies NEW YORK TIMES, BY LISA FRIEDMAN.  An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling. The document proposes ending a restriction that had limited exploratory drilling to the period from Oct. 1, 1984, to May 31, 1986. It also directs the agency to provide an environmental assessment and a proposed rule allowing for new exploration plans. The document, a copy of which was obtained by The [...]

By |2017-09-19T04:32:56-09:00September 18th, 2017|Alaska's Fiscal Crisis, Alaskanomics, ANWR, Arctic Policy|0 Comments

9-15-17 Mrs. Hickel Passes

 Former First Lady Ermalee Hickel Ermalee Hickel, 2011 WTC Export Luncheon. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Former First Lady Ermalee Hickel passed away yesterday afternoon.  As a friend of the family your author knows she anticipated--with a sense of joy--meeting her husband in Paradise. To close friends and Hickel family members, we send our warm wishes and share prayers of thankfulness for having known these two great 49th State citizens. For their honesty, work ethic and contributions to the economy we are additionally grateful to Governor [...]

By |2017-09-16T02:44:39-09:00September 15th, 2017|Commentary, Personal|0 Comments

9-13-17 Rogoff Bids Anchorage Dispatch, Alaska Experiment Farewell

Seeking investment, Alaska goes open source with oil & gas data   Somewhere in Anchorage, the state is hiding four giant suitcases, filled with top-secret pictures of the ground. Alice Rogoff. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Below is a letter to her readers from the former owner and publisher of the Alaska Dispatch News (ADN).  Here is our 2009 encounter with publisher Alice Rogoff (Alaska House, New York) before she moved to Alaska (Reference 1, Reference 2,).  The ADN is a descendent of the Anchorage Daily [...]

By |2017-09-13T09:44:19-09:00September 13th, 2017|Commentary, Crony Capitalism|0 Comments

9-12-17 TODAY: Major Improvements For Federal Land Access!

TODAY: US Congress Moves Toward Land Access For Energy and Outdoor Sports Live Webcast: Click HERE to watch the markup beginning at 4:00 PM ET Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Today, the Committee will consider several important bipartisan bills, beginning with H.R. 3668—the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement, or SHARE Act. This legislation strengthens the foundation of our country’s hunting and fishing heritage and helps ensure the next generation of sportsmen and women continue to enjoy access to our nation’s federal lands and waterways to carry out these activities and traditions. “Sportsmen [...]

9-11-17 Lest We Forget

Walker says state won't put more money into Alaska LNG.   Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.  ANCHORAGE — Alaska won't put more money into promoting the big AlaskaLNG Project until firm commitments are made by customer.... Alaska North Slope Iñupiats Support Reasonable Development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Point Hope, AK – Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat (VOICE) announced its support for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to drilling. The board of directors passed the resolution officially backing safe and responsible development in the refuge, specifically the 1002 coastal plain area, that represents eight [...]

9-8-17 Alaska’s Government Owned LNG Project: Now Is Not The Time (Nor will it ever be for a bureaucrat-directed, politically risky socialist pipeline)

Mike Navarre. Northern Gas Pipelines Photo by Dave Harbour COMMENTARY: RESPECTING THE KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH Larry Persily, former federal coordinator of the Alaska gas line projects office, currently serves as Chief of Staff to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre. We have always respected both of these individuals. No one has more to gain than they do from a successful Alaska LNG project that is currently designed to terminate in their Borough.  The employment, tax and general economic benefits of such a project would be enormous. But [...]

9-7-17

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Maria Athens of Fox KTBY spoke yesterday to Senator Lisa Murkowski about her recent Alaska tours with Washington officials.   Prominent among issues discussed were those involving Alaska's energy Potential.  See video here. Alaska power plant expected to be ready in 2018  Officials say an Alaska coal plant created to generate cheap energy is expected to be operational next year. GVEA board voices concerns, but allows spending up to $20 Million to fix Healy 2  Golden Valley [...]

By |2017-09-07T13:56:16-09:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-6-17

First Nation leaders to press Desjardins to stop funding oil sands pipelines   Expressions of interest in Alaska LNG Project Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman ... in reserving capacity in the Alaska LNG Project at the close of a two-month solicitation, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., ... Yukon 'preppers' get ready for when — not if — disaster hits the Nort

By |2017-09-06T19:15:46-09:00September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-5-17 Hurricanes Down Below But Business in the North Marches On

Oil field data worth millions of dollars is about to be made public The state is planning to release a trove of seismic data from oil exploration surveys as early as mid-September that cost many millions of dollars… There’s only one coal plant being built in the nation, and it’s at UAF The nation's only coal-fired power plant currently under construction is being built at the University of Alaska Fairbanks…  

By |2017-09-05T14:08:12-09:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-2-17 The American Privilege

Today we provide a forum to Mason Weaver, an entrepreneur, speaker, author and commentator. Weaver is a Navy veteran and former contract specialist with the Department of Energy. Weaver’s latest book is "Tribalism: Truth, Right Between the Lies."  The reason we provide this commentary is that many of the tactics employed by racial tension instigators are tactics also employed by the faux environmental activists against the energy industry.  Accordingly, we urge our fellow citizens to "follow the money and power".  We urge ourselves to think critically and judge political agitators by [...]

By |2017-09-02T10:12:33-09:00September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments