Tegan Hanlon, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage
Education funding bill heads to full Alaska Senate, with boosts to transportation and residential stipends
The Senate Finance Committee has advanced a bill that would increase per-student funding for public schools. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote.
These four K300 mushers are really good friends and also each other’s top competition
Three top mushers in this year's race -- Bethel’s Pete Kaiser, Aniak’s Richie Diehl, and Willow’s Matthew Failor --are not only each other’s top competition, but also really good friends who talk all the time.
Executive of company pursuing major North Slope oil project suddenly resigns
It’s unclear what Keiran Wulff's resignation will mean for the future of the Pikka project.
Biden administration puts Arctic refuge leases on ice as it asks for new environmental reviews
The leases were issued to Alaska’s state-owned economic development corporation and two smaller companies in the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The Interior Department says it could reaffirm or void the leases, or require more environmental protections.
A state corporation is still pushing a massive gas line plan in Alaska. Is it a pipe dream?
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation says the 800-mile natural gas line will be good for the state’s economy and energy costs. But critics argue that it’s time to give up on the expensive, decades-long dream.
‘I’ve dreamed about this my whole life’: Dallas Seavey wins record-tying 5th Iditarod
This is Seavey’s fifth Iditarod win, tying him with Rick Swenson for the most Iditarod victories ever. Swenson has held the record alone since 1991.
Kaktovik Iñupiat Corp. blames feds for missed ANWR deadline, demands apology
“It was the agency that ran the time out, not KIC,” said the chairman of the corporation.
Kaktovik Iñupiat Corp. misses key deadline for seismic work in Arctic refuge this winter
Before it could get approval for what’s known as a seismic survey, the Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation had to make three flights to search for polar bear dens in part of the refuge. The Interior Department says the corporation did not complete the work.
Judge says Conoco can’t build gravel roads, mine at Willow oil project for up to 2 weeks
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason’s order comes after conservation groups appealed her decision last week to allow the work at Willow.
Judge denies requests to halt work at Conoco’s Willow project
A federal judge on Monday denied requests by conservation groups that she block ConocoPhillips from starting construction work this winter on its massive oil discovery, called Willow.
Biden suspends new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands, including in Alaska
President Joe Biden hit pause Wednesday on any new leases for oil and gas development on federal lands, drawing cheers from conservation groups and criticism from the fossil fuel industry.
Biden immediately slams the brakes on oil drilling in Arctic refuge
President Joe Biden imposed a “temporary moratorium” on all oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shortly after taking office on Wednesday, citing the "alleged legal deficiencies underlying the program."
Just before leaving office, Trump administration finalizes Arctic refuge oil leases
The leases are expected to soon face opposition from the Biden administration.
Drilling boosters, opponents consider next steps after first Arctic refuge lease sale
Not many companies showed up to the first-ever oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But still, about a half-million acres were picked up, mostly by a state-owned corporation.
Here’s what you need to know about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s first-ever oil lease sale
How we got here, and what’s to come.
Federal judge denies requests to block Arctic refuge oil leasing
It’s a win for the Trump administration, which has pushed to lock in drilling in the refuge in its final weeks, before President-elect Joe Biden takes office and can try to stop it.
Federal judge could rule as soon as Tuesday on request to halt oil leasing in Arctic refuge
A federal judge in Anchorage says she could rule as soon as Tuesday on a request by environmental groups to block the Trump administration from carrying out the first-ever lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Federal judge will weigh request to block oil leasing in Arctic refuge
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason will hear oral arguments at 1 p.m. Monday, just two days before the federal government plans to hold its lease sale.
Alaska’s state development corporation approved to spend up to $20M on ANWR oil leases
It’s a controversial move, and a way for the state to secure drilling rights in the coastal plain in case no one else bids on the leases.
The lease sale is set, but how much oil actually is under ANWR’s coastal plain?
What the federal government knows about the coastal plain’s oil potential is limited and based, in part, on decades-old seismic data.