Monthly Archives: May 2010

Oil Spill Liability

By Libby Casey

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to flow and soil Louisiana’s coastline, Washington is asking how oil company B-P should be held accountable – and what should be done in future accidents.  Continue reading

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Offshore Alaska ? With Caution

By Dave Donaldson

The candidates on the trail during this year’s gubernatorial races are beginning to hear from voters about the B-P Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – with memories of what Alaska went through during the Exxon-Valdez spill and with an eye toward the plans for off-shore drilling in the Chukchi Sea currently set to begin this summer.  Continue reading

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AK Senators Split on Financial Reform

By Libby Casey

Alaska’s Senators split their votes this week on a financial reform bill that passed 59 to 39.  Democrats largely supported it, and all but 4 Republicans were against it. Continue reading

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Alaska Natives Visit Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

By Libby Casey

A group of Alaska Natives fighting oil and gas drilling off Alaska’s Coasts journeyed this week to the Gulf of Mexico.  There they witnessed first-hand evidence of the oil spill from last month’s rig explosion.  They’re now in Washington D-C to share what they saw with the federal agencies that make decisions about offshore drilling.  Continue reading

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Alaskans Lobby For Climate Bill

By Libby Casey

Even though the U-S Senate unveiled a climate change bill last week, the focus in Washington is mostly elsewhere: on financial reform, the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and preparing to vet the President’s Supreme Court nominee. Continue reading

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It’s Time To Think About The Flu

By Dave Donaldson

It’s not too late  — or too early — to get protection from the H1N1 Swine Flu.  Continue reading

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“Bad Apples” Led To BP Oil Spill

By Libby Casey

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says problems at the federal Minerals Management Service may have contributed to last month’s offshore oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

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