Oil Tax Bill Continues Getting Attention; And USCG Asks For Environmental Investigation Into Shell

Michael-CareyThe Anchorage Assembly passes AO37. The immediate consequences of the union battle will be felt in the municipal election. Assembly Chair Ernie Hall says he will clarify the standards for handling public testimony. The Parnell oil-tax bill – or versions of it – continue to get attention in the House after passing the Senate.  There are bills in both Houses dealing with natural gas, but do they have any prospects for passage? Senate Majority leader John Coghill says he doesn’t expect a resolution containing a constitutional amendment that would allow state aide to parochial and private schools to pass this year. The US Coast Guard is asking the Justice Department to investigate possible environmental violations by the Shell drilling rigs that were in Alaska waters last year.

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