6-20-18 The Show (Archive) Must Go On!

We've been laying low for several weeks due to shoulder replacement surgery and related issues...for which we thank readers' patience.  We're slowly repairing,  able to type a little and now focused on adding appropriate northern energy content into our searchable archives as before.  -dh BIG NEWS TODAY: Trump repeals Obama's destructive, duplicative Ocean Policy E.O.  See this letter from the National Ocean Policy Coalition below, column right.  -dh Today's Latest Northern Energy News: Oil, Gas & LNG Readers: Download the "six behaviors" below for important [...]

5-30-18 Alaskans: Unite TODAY – Canadians: This Is What We Must Do On BOTH Sides Of The Border

Rally The Troops TODAY! One of Alaska's most dedicated pioneer patriots, and a dear friend (Photo, Carl Portman), has written us this heartfelt CALL TO ACTION.  PLEASE RESPOND AND MEET TODAY IN DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE if you are in the state's largest city.  If not, register your opinion by commenting at the Department of Interior link found here, today, before you forget!  -dh Dave: As a lifelong Alaskan raised in Fairbanks, I flew up to the “Golden Heart City” yesterday to present personal testimony supporting proposed lease sales on the coastal [...]

1-4-18 Big Energy News For Alaska And The Whole Country!

Remembering our birth as a state: Alaska entered the Union 59 years ago, starting a new life.  News-Miner opinion: It was 59 years ago this week that the U.S. flag took in a 49th state — ours. Caribou on oil industry gravel pad. Five feet above the mosquito infested tundra decreases mosquito caused mortality among spring-born calves. -dh Porcupine caribou herd numbers highest in monitoring history The Porcupine caribou herd, whose range includes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has grown to the highest number seen since monitoring started back [...]

12-21-17 Yesterday Was A Historical and Memorable Day For Alaska … And The Nation!

Trump's EPA Could Open Door For Alaska Gold And Copper Mine.  A proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska is one step closer to becoming a reality this week: On Monday the company behind Pebble Mine announced a new investor. Second big Pebble announcement: Permit application on Friday.  Just days after Northern Dynasty Minerals of Canada announced it had brought on a major partner, the company today says it has final paperwork ready to file for a major permit… Alaska And The Nation Will Now Have ANWR Support For America's New [...]

12-19-17 What’s Icing On The Tax Reform Cake?

Chairman Bishop Addresses ANWR Today, the House approved the conference report on H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.” The bill includes language that opens up a small portion of the non-wilderness 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development. Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement: “How do you improve a historic tax cut? I can’t think of a better way than to add the pro-jobs, pro-growth and pro-American energy provisions opening ANWR to responsible development. Senator Murkowski and Rep. Young should be [...]

12-8-17 U.S. House Diligently Continues Quest For Rational Natural Resources Policies!

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) methane rule delay: “The previous rule was outside the limits of BLM’s authority. It was one of the Obama administration’s half-baked schemes to force responsible energy development off federal lands. Reigning in bad policies to expand American energy strength, grow jobs and increase revenues is more welcome news from Trump administration.” Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on [...]

By |2017-12-08T08:44:09+00:00December 8th, 2017|Federal Progress|0 Comments

12-4-17 We’re Back, Refreshed And Find The Alaska Gasline/LNG Challenge Remains

Suzanne Downing, Courtesy, Must Read Alaska The main Alaska gas export project obstacle is the 49th state's political leadership that believes socializing the private energy industry justifies rejection of logic, supply-demand principles and industry expertise when,"now is not the time" for an Alaska gas export project. Today, the publisher of Must Read Alaska, Suzanne Downing, has written a compelling critique of the "non-binding agreement" Alaskan bureaucrats have signed with communist Chinese-owned company bureaucrats.  Find her "China Takes All" analysis here. But what is the most frightening element of [...]

12-3-17 More good news for Congressional action on energy!

Members Introduce Bipartisan Scalise-Cuellar-Bishop-González Energy Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017 CONTACT: Parish Braden, Molly Block, Katie Schoettler (202) 226-9019 Washington, D.C. – Today, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), joined by House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Vicente González (D-TX), introduced legislation to promote domestic energy development on both America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and its vast onshore federal acreage. H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act,” will spur economic investment in federal lands, diversify [...]

By |2017-11-03T11:47:00+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Alaskanomics, ANWR, Federal Progress|0 Comments

10-13-17 Unhappy Case Histories: Canadians and Americans Can Learn From Each Other

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to chair the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Chairman Rob Bishop released the following statement: “Kathleen Hartnett White is a great choice to help the administration realign priorities at CEQ. Over the past eight years, this executive office has attempted to use the National Environmental Policy Act as a tool to stonewall any project with a federal nexus. I look forward to working with her on a long overdue streamlining of [...]

10-12-17 Your Northern Energy Update

Warning: Alaska treads troubled economic waters in the middle of a fiscal storm.  Politicians are making the financial crisis worse by creating state subsidies and ratepayer risks.  The story below again reminds us of the Administration's payoff to Interior Alaska supporters via a subsidized Fairbanks gas utility (i.e. when South Central's Enstar customers paid for their own).   Not to mention the otherwise uneconomic Fire Island wind generation project and an infeasible Alaska LNG\pipeline scheme.   Note how two local politicians in the story below are discussing a strategy for squeezing [...]

10-11-17 Chairman Bishop Moves to Reform Antiquities Act Abuse – and – Oh Canada!

Representative Rob Bishop, courtesy Civil Services. Yesterday, we provided a commentary by U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop on the subject of, "Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government, Part I."   Today, we provide his Part II, follow-up commentary along with committee action to cure the Act from future abuse.  Please scroll down.   This commentary also appeared earlier this morning in the Washington Examiner.  -dh Subcommittee Chairmen Respond to Antiquities Act Reform Legislation  TODAY, the Committee will markup H.R. 3990, [...]

10-10-17 STAR DIES … Today, Chairman Bishop Speaks Out On Misuse of Antiquities Act

Star and Albert Whitehead at Fur Rendezvous, Anchorage, 3-3-12. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour  Hilcorp’s proposed Arctic Ocean oil development gets public review Tuesday. Conservation groups and industry supporters will face off in Anchorage Tuesday night as federal regulators wrap up hearings…. Today, EPA announces, the war on coal is over! Alaska's popular reindeer, Star, dies in owner's arms Antiquities Act is a Menace to Constitutional Government Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Resources Committee October 10, 2017 Please see our related commentary, [...]

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 [...]

8-25-17 Feds Now Helping Alaska

We continue to see signs the U.S. government is now improving policies that benefit Alaska natural resource development, national jobs, the national economy and national defense.  -dh U.S. transportation secretary announces efforts to speed up project development in Alaska U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, visiting Alaska for a two-day trip, announced measures on Thursday to streamline what she called the "burdensome"… Interior Secretary Zinke: National monuments stay but ‘some changes’ loom Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he does not plan to eliminate any of the 27 national monuments the Trump administration placed [...]

By |2017-08-28T05:38:14+00:00August 25th, 2017|Commentary, Federal Progress|0 Comments

8-24-17 House Committee Supports Interior’s Monument Review — And, So Do We!

Chairman Rob Bishop Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Rob Bishop issued the following statement in reaction to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s final review of national monument designations under the Antiquities Act (Act): "I am encouraged by the recommendations to revise previous designations that were inconsistent with the law and outside the Act's size limitations. It is my hope that President Trump takes this opportunity to begin realigning uses of the law with its intended purpose. It’s also incumbent on Congress to pursue reforms to the Act that ensure it is being used to protect antiquities while [...]