NEWS: Resources Committee Co-Chairs Call for Continued Work on Climate Change in Alaska

Juneau – Thursday’s decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement to combat global climate change has drawn a sharp rebuke from the two Co-chairs of the Resources Committee in the Alaska House of Representatives.

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NEWS: Resources Committee Co-chairs will Lead Effort to Reform Unsustainable Oil Industry Subsidies

Juneau – On Monday, Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) appointed House members to negotiate a compromise on legislation to reform Alaska’s unsustainable oil tax credit system that passed both the House and Senate. House Resources Committee Co-chairs Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) will represent the House Majority on the conference committee. The House Minority will be represented by Rep. Dave Talerico (R-Healy). The State Senate is expected to appoint their members to the conference committee on Wednesday.

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NEWS: Alaska House Rejects Weakened Oil Subsidy Reform Bill from the Senate

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska House of Representatives rejected changes made by the State Senate to a key piece of pending legislation to reform Alaska’s flawed system of subsidizing the oil and gas industry with tax credits. The State Senate significantly weakened House Bill 111, which passed the House last month.

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NEWS: Celebrate Earth Day Saturday Across Alaska

Juneau – Alaskans are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday by working to safeguard achievements in protecting the natural environment of Alaska. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and events are planned for communities across the state, including Homer, Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage, Juneau, Dillingham, Seward, and Ketchikan.

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NEWS: North Slope Oil Discovery Shows Need for Oil Tax Credit Reform

Juneau – Today, oil companies Repsol and Armstrong Oil and Gas announced a significant onshore oil discovery on the North Slope of Alaska. The Horseshoe prospect is part of the Nanushuk play in the Pikka Unit. The leases for the prospect are held by Armstrong Oil and Gas, which has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an environmental review of its development plans for the Nanushuk play.

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