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Members of the legislature have decided to vote on his leadership, but they're bickering over the procedure. Tribal chief Hammond Dick says settling devolution frees up human resources for claims negotiations.
Murkowski Right photoR-Alaska, ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, warned he will attach the energy bill to other legislation if Daschle does not act. Responding to a national alert for heightened security against possible terrorist attack, Gov.
Seven members of the Alaska State Defense Force have been called to state active duty to work under the operational control of the Alaska State Troopers to help them accomplish this mission.
This checkpoint will not restrict access to the Dalton Highway for legitimate uses, just as we are tightening security at the nation's airports, we need to know who is accessing the pipeline corridor, where they are going, and why As part of this national alert, we know of no specific threat to Alaska or any other part of the country, but I urge Alaskans to be on guard," Knowles said.
The measures come as a result of the Sept. At least three gas marketing firms have asked state officials to consider selling the rights to state-owned gas reserves on the North Slope.
See our and stories. Kakfwi will face another vote of confidence by secret ballot on Wednesday. In the first winter, he explained Wednesday in Whitehorse, one crew of would be under way, laying between 2.
In the following summer season and the next winter season, both groups of would be in the field working different locations, to complete sections two, three, four, and five, Fafara said. Together, he pointed out, both groups would be achieving a combined daily pace of between five and six kilometres, signed, sealed and delivered.
In the second and final summer season, pipeline construction would be scaled back to one group for the completion of the sixth and final section. Begley was with Foothills in the s, when the Alaska Highway route was first proposed If the other routes were better, we would be going for it.
Maximization, he quipped, is a buzz-word these days. Foothills, it was pointed out, has begun a Yukon registry of territorial businesses that could assist the project in some way. To minimize the impact on local communities by southern workers moving north to capitalize on construction job opportunities, Foothills would insist any non-resident Yukoners it assigns to pipeline work be hired and deployed from the South, Begley explained.
NNS, by Richard Gleeson: Kakfwi's stance softened somewhat He said he may reassign staff. Objective of the group was to prepare final conclusions and recommendations for consideration of the full Council at their Wednesday meeting this week.
The full council, in turn, will submit its final recommendations after nearly a year's work to the Governor by November We include a little of the committee interaction here to give a flavor of the areas covered. Member Bill Corbus suggested the final draft include the beneficial impact of gas supply on stimulating mining and other projects in Interior Alaska.
Chairman Ken Thompson Photo, left, agreed, recalling testimony from an earlier Fairbanks meeting citing a number of proven mineral deposits along the route which could be commercial with the availability of reasonably priced energy.
On the subject of gas availability in the Cook Inlet area, Thompson said that the importance of North Slope gas should still be considered, "Don't be surprised to start seeing statements He said that not just one, but three companies have recently said there should be enough Cook Inlet supplies to meet Southcentral Alaska's needs, though it would likely be a higher priced gas.
On the subject of state royalty gas, Thompson said the committee should make it clear that if royalty gas is sold, it should be sold to an energy trading company which, in turn, would nominate pipeline capacity and assume the market risks.
Referring to the news release quoted below, Member Jack Roderick Photo-right observed that this is already beginning to happen.
State Oil and Gas Division representative, Bonnie Robson Photo-right reviewed the process for sale of royalty gas with the committee. Importantly, she said, this process could coincide with an open season that could come as early as the beginning of the year.
Member Brian Davies Photo-left explored with Robson's help the various scenarios which could develop: Please be aware that these are recommendations only and may be modified, deleted or accepted by the full Council. We reported this development on Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount released during those incidents..
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Behavior. Bald Eagles are powerful fliers—soaring, gliding, and flapping over long distances.
In one of several spectacular courtship displays, a male and female fly high into the sky, lock talons, and cartwheel downward together, breaking off at the last instant to avoid crashing to earth.
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Dall's porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, are a conspicuous predator in the Prince William Sound ecosystem, yet there has been little effort directed towards monitoring this species since the s, prior to the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
We used vessel-based surveys to examine the seasonal distribution of Dall's porpoise in the waters of Prince William Sound during eight years from to On March 24, , in Prince William Sound Alaska, the Exxon Valdez was moving South West after leaving Port Valdez.
The ship was carrying over fifty million gallons of crude oil. When the Valdez was only twenty-eight miles from the port, it ran aground on Bligh reef. Nov 13, · An oil-covered bird was among the victims in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in April (Associated Press).