Monthly Archives: May 2010

Young Doesn’t Blame Obama; Says Spill Is Not So Bad

By Libby Casey

Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young says he’s concerned Shell might walk if the company’s  permits to drill in the Arctic don’t move forward – and then he says Alaska will eventually face a Trans-Alaska Pipeline without enough oil.  Continue reading

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Obama Suspends Offshore Arctic Drilling

By Libby Casey

President Obama has put offshore drilling in the arctic on hold.   Continue reading

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Offshore Drilling Halted

By Libby Casey

The Obama Administration will announce today that offshore drilling in the Arctic is on-hold. Continue reading

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What’s Next For Oil ?

By Libby Casey

Oil company B-P tried today to plug the gushing spill in the Gulf of Mexico by forcing drilling mud into the well.  The “top kill” method aims to counter-act the oil pressure so B-P can seal the well-head with cement.  Meanwhile,  the Obama Administration and Congress weighed in on what’s next – and what may be ahead for Shell’s drilling plans in Alaska. Continue reading

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Pipeline Still Closed While Alyeska Deals With Spill

By Lori Townsend

The Trans Alaska Pipeline system is still shut down as Alyeska pipeline company continues its assessment of the spill.  Continue reading

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B-P Working on “Top Kill”

By Libby Casey

Oil company B-P is trying to plug the gushing spill in the Gulf of Mexico right now by forcing drilling mud into the well.  The “top kill” method aims to counteract the oil pressure so B-P can seal the well-head with cement.  It’s considered a critical attempt to plug the hole, which has been pumping crude into the Gulf for more than a month. Continue reading

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Congress To Look At Duck Stamp Exemption

By Libby Casey

Alaska’s Senators say rural Alaskans hunting birds for subsistence should not have to get a federal permit.  Continue reading

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