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  • Trump administration takes key step to open Alaskan wildlife refuge to drilling by end of year

    09/12/2019 2:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    The Trump administration announced a key step toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration Thursday, rolling out a plan that would see lease sales occur by the end of the year. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its finalized Environmental Impact Statement, which favors the option to offer lease sales across 1.56 million acres of Alaska’s coastal plains. “After rigorous review, robust public comment, and a consideration of a range of alternatives, today’s announcement is a big step to carry out the clear mandate we received from Congress to develop and implement a...
  • Governor asks Trump to “intervene” against deep state

    04/27/2019 4:06:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | April 27, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Somebody is having trouble with the deep state, and this time it’s not President Trump. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) is asking the president for help tackling what he views as entrenched workers in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (yes… I’m serious) who have been working to thwart oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Bet you didn’t see that one coming. (Government Executive) A governor is asking the president to intervene with career federal employees, accusing them of “undermining” the sale of lands that would benefit his state.In a letter to President Trump dated...
  • Trump Administration Postpones ANWR Meetings As Lisa Murkowski Calls For Shutdown To End

    01/10/2019 11:38:59 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/10/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    BLM’s announcement comes after Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the lawmakers behind legislation to open ANWR, broke with President Donald Trump and GOP leadership and called for an end to the government shutdown. Murkowski said Tuesday that federal agencies can be reopened that “don’t have anything to do with border security.” Murkowski’s remarks came ahead of Trump’s televised address calling for Congress to fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
  • In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

    12/03/2018 1:40:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Henry Fountain and Steve Eder
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears. Aside from a Native village at its northern tip, civilization has not dented its 19 million acres, an area the size of South Carolina. There are no roads and no visitors beyond the occasional hunter and backpacker. But the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a federally protected place of austere beauty that during a recent flyover was painted white by heavy snowfall — is...
  • Alaska’s Oil Renaissance

    08/23/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 20 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-23-2018 | Haley
    The impending oil renaissance in Alaska’s North Slope is going to be even more massive than previously projected. The oil lurking under the surface of the historically oil rich region is enough to turn the state’s economy around and reinstate it as a major player in the oil industry, according to new research from IHS Markit, a London-based global information and analytics provider. The study shows that the North Slope’s crude output could increase by as much as a whopping 40 percent in the next eight years, more than regaining its place as one of the major powerhouses of the...
  • Short on Cash, DNC Does About-Face on Fossil Fuel Donations

    08/12/2018 6:06:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 11, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. And for the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee, that means reversing a policy of not accepting money from people who are employed by fossil fuel companies. "We have to draw the line that we are indeed a party of a big tent where all working people are welcome," said DNC Chairman Tom Perez on Friday night. "We're not a party that punishes workers simply based on how they make ends meet." [Snip] Despite the DNC's change of heart and opening of wallets on fuel donations, Perez maintains that the party is committed to fighting climate...
  • Evangelicals Oppose Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    06/18/2018 9:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2018 | Mitch Hescox
    Over 16,000 pro-life Christians have recently signed a petition asking that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from drilling. The reason we are speaking out is because we are "called by God to be a steward of America's majesty." And the Arctic Refuge is one of the most majestic places in our nation. Unfortunately, the Arctic Refuge has never been more imperiled. After four decades of attempts, last year drilling proponents succeeded in attaching an amendment allowing drilling to a must-pass spending bill. Even past staunch Republican defenders of the Arctic Refuge voted the wrong way this time. Before...
  • The most amazing President ever - but not for the reason you're probably thinking

    05/13/2018 11:58:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-18 | DrJohn
    The more I think about it, the more I admire Donald Trump. It's probably not for what you're thinking. It's not simply that he's roused a moribund economy. It's not that he's boosted consumer confidence. It's not the multitude of conservative judges he's installing. Sean Hannitty complied a list of Trump accomplishments. You can see them here. From Rasmussen Reports: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Repealed Individual Mandate Justice Neil Gorsuch ANWR Set Record for First-Year Judicial Appointments to Federal Appellate Courts Historic Reduction in Illegal Immigration Crushing ISIS Caliphate Deregulation: Rolling Back the Militant Administrative State More are at...
  • Ex-Enemies, Evangelicals and a Soccer Star: Top Mexican Candidate’s New Allies

    02/14/2018 8:24:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 6:00 a.m. ET | By Juan Montes
    Leading presidential hopeful López Obrador seeks to broaden his appeal and soften his reputation as a hot-headed populist _________________________________________________________ MEXICO CITY—Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a nationalist who built his career blocking oil wells and railing against the political elite, is trying a third time to achieve what he failed to do twice before: win the Mexican presidency. The 64-year-old leftist candidate is leading in the polls ahead of the July 1 election after trying to reinvent himself with a new party, unlikely allies and as a champion of national unity who doesn’t threaten Mexico’s traditional economic powers. Although once a...
  • Shock Poll: GOP Now Leads On Generic Ballot

    02/14/2018 6:15:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Feb 2018
    Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided. Voters are split almost evenly along party lines. Democratic voters break for their party, 85 percent to 5 percent, while Republicans similarly favor the GOP, 84 percent to 8 percent. Among independent voters, 26 percent would vote for the Democrat, 25 percent for the Republican and nearly half, 49 percent, are undecided. The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats...
  • Zinke signs agreement to allow ‘live-saving’ road between Alaska tribal village, airport

    01/22/2018 1:57:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Alaskan tribal members have fought for decades to win approval for a 12-mile road between their remote Aleutian fishing village and a critical all-weather airport, and the federal government’s shutdown wasn’t going to get in their way. At an emotional ceremony Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an agreement for a land exchange that will allow construction of a road between King Cove and an all-weather airport in Cold Bay. The Obama administration blocked the project because of concerns about its impact on a wildlife refuge. Signing the deal on behalf of the King Cove Native Corp. was finance manager...
  • President Trump: A year of real change

    01/20/2018 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Even as Democrats continue to obstruct and play politics, I have never stopped fighting for the people, and I have no intention of changing course. I promised Jan. 20, 2017, would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again. For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide. We are putting America first, making real change in Washington, and creating opportunities for all of our people. From coast to coast, there is a renewed spirit. Our country is roaring back more quickly than anyone...
  • A Little Slice of Alaskan Tundra Is Finally Open for Drilling

    12/30/2017 5:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision on managing ANWR’s 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, which has enormous oil and gas potential and is important summertime wildlife habitat.For four decades, environmentalists blocked legislation that would have opened the coastal plain to leasing and drilling. In 1995 President Clinton vetoed a pro-drilling bill that had passed both houses.At long last, the tax-cut legislation just passed by Congress allows America to benefit from...
  • Fight to save Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling is not over

    12/21/2017 2:52:33 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/21/2017 | Seattle Times Editors
    During her nearly four years as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell said, oil companies did not pressure her about opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling. Politicians, however, were a different story. Jewell says she heard about the issue repeatedly from Alaska’s governor and members of Congress, who were worried about a state budget crisis amid plummeting oil prices and declining local production. The state of Alaska, which lacks a sales tax and an income tax, relies on oil revenues to pay for the vast majority of its state budget, as well as fund...
  • Tax bill opens Alaska to oil production worth billions of dollars, strengthening America

    12/21/2017 2:36:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    An important provision of the tax cut legislation passed by Congress this week allows the American people to finally benefit from abundant petroleum resources that experts predict will be found in a very small area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on Alaska’s northern coast. The legislation directs the Interior Department to hold at least two lease sales over the next 10 years, for a maximum of 2,000 acres opened to drilling. Analysts say the sales could fetch as much as $2.2 billion. ANWR is enormous – 19 million acres, about the size of South Carolina. The 2,000 acres...
  • Arctic Refuge Just the Start as Trump Moves to Unlock Alaska Oil

    12/21/2017 11:35:31 AM PST · by Oatka · 26 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | Alex Nussbaum
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  • Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

    12/07/2017 3:38:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7,2017 | Monica Showalter
    Several years ago, we were warned that bears were starving due to global warming and would be irretrievably lost. I recall the first interview I did with Alaska's then-governor, Sarah Palin, about the polar bear situation in 2008, before she got famous. I asked her if the news reports were right that polar bears were starving. I only have a reference to the link, unfortunately, but I vividly recall her most memorable quote: "Our bears are healthy bears!" She added that maybe that could be the situation in Canada, but it certainly wasn't in Alaska. Now ABC News and NBC...
  • Trump Doubles Down On ‘Energy Dominance,’ Puts Up Millions Of Acres In Alaska For Drilling

    12/06/2017 12:17:40 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 64 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 1:58 PM 12/06/2017 | Tim Pearce Energy Reporter
    The Bureau of Land Management is auctioning off 10 million acres worth of leases Wednesday for oil and gas exploration in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), 150 miles west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).Republicans in Congress are fighting to open ANWR to oil and gas exploration through the GOP tax bill. The Trump administration is moving ahead with oil drilling in Alaska through the NPR-A, 23 million acres free from the federal restrictions that cover ANWR.The 10-million-acre lease offering will be the largest single lease sale in the history of the area. The previous record was set...
  • Oil drilling in ANWR moves ahead as part of Senate tax bill

    12/02/2017 9:31:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, December 2, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Republicans took a major step forward early Saturday in their decades-long fight to open a piece of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Included as part of the sweeping tax reform bill passed by the Senate in a 51-to-49 vote is a highly controversial provision to allow energy exploration in a 1.5 million-acre swath of ANWR known as the “1002 area,” which lies along the coast. In total, ANWR spans more than 19 million acres. The drilling provision was seen as key to getting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, on board with the tax bill.
  • UPDATE: New ANWR legislation passes by vote of 13-10

    11/16/2017 8:02:32 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 24 replies
    KTUU ^ | 11/15/2017 | Leroy Polk
    Following spirited discussion on both sides of the issue, a vote was called at the Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing, regarding new legislation proposed by Sen. Murkowski. By a vote of 13 in favor and 10 opposed, the legislation passed out of the committee just after 8 a.m.