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 [...]

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, [...]

8-5-16 Feds Attack On Alaska Is Unrelenting

Murkowski: FWS Rule Is Unwarranted Takeover of State’s Rights Agency Uses Regulatory Process to Seize Control of Wildlife Management in Alaska Refuges U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. NGP stock photo by Dave Harbour. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today slammed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for finalizing a new rule that preempts the State of Alaska’s jurisdiction over wildlife management in national refuges within Alaska. The rule grants the FWS broad authority over predator control, bans science-based practices developed by the State of Alaska in consultation with [...]

6-23-16 Federal Overreach Is Officially Court-Scorned

BREAKING NEWS TODAY: Compare With Related Federal Lawlessness Documented Below Washington, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the lack of enforcement and accountability from the Obama Administration in response to a growing number of reports of unethical and criminal conduct at the Department of the Interior (DOI).  More here, including witness testimony.... Pacific Legal Foundation's Supreme Court Victories Over Federal Overreach Read Here Federal Judge Kills Fed Fracking Regs By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Tuesday, [...]

5-23-16 By Increments We Can Lose A Nation’s Liberty

Energy Is The Very Foundation Of North American Freedom Eco-socialist Strategists Know That The Means, Transportation and Distribution of Energy Production Can Come Under Their Control Via Government Expropriation And/Or Regulatory Power by Dave Harbour Today we ask our readers to recognize the dots that connect socialism and eco-activism to the undoing of free energy markets and freedom itself. We will demonstrate why this transformation is not merely the natural swing, back and forth, of a political pendulum. Our readers can surely agree that: Freedom can be eliminated by eliminating free enterprise. [...]

5-21-16 Alaska Gas Project: When Does One More Straw Break The Camel’s Back?

Tim Bradner, NGP Photo by Dave Harbour 5-13-11 Tim Bradner of the AJOC brings us another Alaska gas monetization reality: wetlands mitigation (Story below).  Higher but unknown additional mitigation/litigation costs cannot improve feasibility of AGDC's (https://www.agdc.us/) government investment in the Alaska LNG project (http://ak-lng.com/).  Nor can such open-ended future expenses make the state's socialist equity investment in Alaska LNG more beneficial to citizens. This is precisely the type of uncertainty that leads project proponents to add additional contingency requirements to Financing Plans: uncertainty requires hedging as greater assurance of "project completion" to satisfy [...]

2-17-15 “Here’s What I Would Do If I Were President”

Personal: We join our Fairbanks friends in lamenting the passing of our dear friend, Bob Bettisworth.  -dh As Interior Secretary Sally Jewell arrives in Alaska, North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower (NGP Photo) writes that ANWR, "...wilderness proponents ... completely ignore the plight of my people, the Iñupiat."   Read more here. What Would You Do If You Were President? By Dave Harbour On Sunday, Fox News interviewed one of the wisest combat leaders of the modern era, Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, USAF-Retired (NGP Photo), co-author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory [...]

2-16-15 Ready To Be Part Of A Fundamentally Transformed Country?

Energy Users and Internet Users Both Experience Government Overreach And Deterioration Of The Rule of Law (Canada is not immune) by Dave Harbour FCC commissioner Ajit Pai: Obama's push for 'Net Neutrality' will be "adopting a solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist using legal authority we don't have." To our energy readers: The dictatorial, FCC action described by Commissioner Pai, is consistent with the lawless character of the U.S. executive governmental branch.   In Alaska we've seen due process and the rule of law attacked by federal administrative / [...]

2-12-15 Senators Murkowski and Sullivan Take On Big Issues Of The Day

Sen. Murkowski meets with Kerry on Arctic issues - Timothy Cama  Alaska's newest U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan tackles big issues! U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (NGP Photo), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, yesterday applauded passage by the House of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. The House approved S.1 by a vote of 270 to 152. New U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (NGP Photo) of Alaska delivers maiden speech (1/27/15): Supporting Keystone XL and "Big Dreams"and a federal government that, "ignites hope". Boehner: Obama siding with [...]

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2-3-15 Alaska’s Challenge of Cash & Energy Shortage: Part II

CEA President David Holt (NGP Photo) was the guest on several radio interviews discussing the Arctic for All campaign, America's energy revolution, Alaska's role in domestic energy production and the importance of offshore energy resources.  Anchorage's KBYR featured Holt on the Mornings with Michael Dukes Show. He was also a guest on the nationally syndicated Radio America: Neal Asbury’s Made in America Show.   Hear the interviews here! The Hill Op-ed by Mead Treadwell (NGP Photo). ...the Obama administration is in a tizzy to solidify its Arctic strategy. January in particular has been quite busy for the [...]

2-7-10 Environmental Attacks Threaten Canadian and Alaskan Arctic Activity

See how Alaska's own government threatens Arctic investment! See today's Alaska Dispatch story on Alaska tax issues. 1.  Mackenzie Delta.  CBC News.  An environmental review panel's recommendation to impose noise limits on any Mackenzie Valley pipeline facilities built inside a bird sanctuary could scuttle the $16.2-billion project, its backers have told the National Energy Board.  Globe and Mail Story.   2.  National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.  (Note:  We observe that Alaskan officials are rightfully upset at the Federal actions below--beyond their control--that deter investment in the State.  We also observe that [...]

11-18-09 NARUC ISSUES DRILLING MORATORIA REPORT – OFFICIALS DEBATE AGIA IN FAIRBANKS

Fairbanks News Miner, by Christopher Eshleman.  State officials said Tuesday night that efforts to spur construction of a massive natural gas pipeline are on schedule despite skepticism from critics and some lawmakers.  The plan, pitched by former Gov. Sarah Palin under the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, is projected to have drawn $150 million in investments from the team of TransCanada and Exxon Mobil by mid-summer, according to an October progress report. *     *     * National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) 121st Convention, Chicago, Ill.  Monday, Gas [...]