Elizabeth Harball, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

Elizabeth Harball, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage
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Elizabeth Harball comes to Alaska's Energy Desk by way of Washington, D.C., where she reported for Environment & Energy Publishing’s ClimateWire, a job that gave her the opportunity to hear about climate change from coral reef scientists, lobbyists, wildland firefighters, congressmen, coal plant operators and coastal homeowners, among many others. Originally from Kalispell, Montana, Elizabeth is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

BP isn't disputing that the incidents took place. The company has already taken extreme steps to address the issue. Listen now

The agency confirmed that Chris Hladick will become the regional administrator overseeing EPA's work in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Listen now

Unlike the hearing the day before in Dillingham -- where public input was unanimously against the proposed Pebble Mine and EPA’s new course -- the reaction in Iliamna was more mixed. Listen now

Now that the Trump administration has removed a major roadblock, Alaskans can expect a lot more action at the state level. Listen now

The oil and gas company Hilcorp wants to build a gravel island in shallow waters in the Beaufort Sea, east of Prudhoe Bay. Listen now

A controversial ballot initiative intended to protect salmon habitat has cleared a major hurdle, setting up what could be an intense political fight. Listen now

Tomorrow, Pebble Limited Partnership CEO Tom Collier is expected to publicly outline a plan for the proposed Pebble Mine project for the first time. But in an interview today, Governor Bill Walker said he's against the controversial mine. Listen now

At a hearing Tuesday in Anchorage, the key question was this: does the ballot initiative give the state enough wiggle room to consider projects like the proposed Pebble Mine or Susitna Dam even if they impact salmon streams? Listen now

Alyeska has ruled out a mechanical failure, but isn't ready to pinpoint human error during testing as the cause of the spill. Listen now

As more people move away from gasoline powered cars, the big players in the oil industry have started to pay attention -- and that includes Alaska. Listen now

According to Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, approximately 400 gallons of an oily water mix had been recovered from the Port of Valdez as of Saturday night.

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company estimates the volume of crude oil spilled to be less than 100 gallons. Listen now

A top Interior Department official said kick-starting oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, is a priority for the Trump administration. Listen now

Next year, a whole new fleet of tugboats and barges will arrive in Prince William Sound with a big responsibility: to prevent another oil spill like the Exxon Valdez in 1989. Listen now

The Washington Post is reporting that the Trump administration is trying to allow more in-depth studies of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s oil potential. Listen now

Yes, Shell's multi-billion dollar effort to find oil in federal Arctic waters is a thing of the past. And yes, the Obama administration then took several steps to cut back on drilling in Arctic waters -- actions the Trump administration is now working to undo. But there is movement to get oil out of federally-owned parts of the Arctic Ocean. Listen now

The governor said he's not likely to ask the legislature for more money for the project once current funding dries up. Listen now

Alaska's capital budget this year includes $7.3 million to plan the construction of an Arctic road system. Listen now

The state of Alaska is going to stand by President Donald Trump’s side in court to defend an order aiming to reopen large parts of the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling.

The federal government is moving forward with its review of Hilcorp’s proposal to drill offshore for oil in the Arctic. Listen now