This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m.), we’re talking about Alaska’s oil tax future and the August 19 vote on Ballot Measure 1.
A report released Friday by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds that capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.
The first spill response drill conducted by the state, fuel shippers, and cleanup crews in the Bering Strait has given a measure for how much is still unknown about handling to oil spills in the region.
Primary voters will pick candidates for major races for both parties, as well as decide the fate of Alaska’s contentious new oil tax system.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is working with one of Alaska’s five Oil Spill Response Organizations on a drill near Teller in the days ahead.
Green Peace activists have staged two separate actions against oil rigs headed to drill in Arctic waters.
An oil spill near Prudhoe Bay is bigger than was initially reported.
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