Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau
It has been a difficult year for nonprofits. The state’s budget is shrinking. Alaskans’ wallets are emptying. And, for the first time since Alaskans began donating in 2009, the Alaska Community Foundation’s Pick.Click.Give. program saw a drop in donations. Listen Now
Over the last two years, the Alaska LNG project bought about 630 acres of land in Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula. That’s where the state and its partners hoped to build a giant natural gas liquefaction plant — and several homes were razed. Listen Now
The Agrium natural gas-to-fertilizer plant in Nikiski has been taking steps to reopen. If it does, it could add hundreds of high-paying jobs to the struggling Kenai Peninsula economy. Listen Now
Gov. Bill Walker and several of his energy advisers returned this week from a journey to Singapore and South Korea. Listen Now
In Cook Inlet, managing the salmon runs for commercial, sport and subsistence interests is so controversial, it’s often called a fish war.
It’s PFD announcement day in Alaska — but it’s a little less exciting than usual. That’s because this year, for the first time in the program’s history, it’s been cut. Governor Bill Walker announced in a pre-recorded video on Friday exactly how much Alaskans would receive in this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend check: $1,022.
The state’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down. Corri Feige emailed colleagues Tuesday saying her last day is Oct. 3.
For more than forty years, the state has tried, and failed, to bring natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to market. In all, there have been at least ten different versions of the pipeline mega project. And not one has come close to breaking ground. This week, Alaska's Energy Desk is examining some of the reasons why the state has struck out in its efforts to bring it's substantial natural gas reserves to market. LISTEN NOW
Since last November, ExxonMobil has been the target of a growing number of state attorneys general investigating whether the company lied about its research about climate change. Listen now
Only three votes now separate two northern Alaska House candidates. Listen now
Oil prices were up for the third straight week last week. Listen now
A hotly contested race in the North Slope and Northwest Arctic Borough has two bush Democrats within five votes of each other. Listen now
From Soldotna to the North Slope to Anchorage, the state’s newest natural resources commissioner has spent his career weighing in on energy issues all over the state. Now, Andy Mack has been tapped by Gov. Bill Walker to help guide the state through the maze of federal regulations required to develop oil and gas resources. Listen now
Candidates question party loyalty in Bethel-area House race. Listen now
State regulators are monitoring the cleanup of two small oil spills at a storage site on the west side of Cook Inlet. Listen now
BP Exploration Alaska and Hilcorp Alaska have agreed to pay fines after spilling oil and waste on the North Slope. Listen now
As oil prices have dropped and the state has struggled to pay its bills, Alaskans saw one benefit. The cost of living in Anchorage increased by the smallest amount in nearly three decades. Low gas prices had a powerful effect on inflation in the state. Listen now