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US: Alaska (News/Activism)

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  • Fox's John Stossel Exposes New York Times 'Green Baloney' by Rich JFK Grandkid

    05/28/2017 6:29:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/28/2017 | Tim Graham
    Fox's John Stossel penned a column on the "Green Baloney" at The New York Times featuring a May 13 story headlined "In Reversal, E.P.A. Eases Path for a Mine Near Alaska's Bristol Bay." It came with a big aerial picture of Dillingham, a fishing village on an inlet of the bay. We'll get to how "near" the mine is to the bay in a minute. They have hoped to mine copper, gold, and silver at the site. While this was just another of their stories about how Donald Trump will poison America, it caught my eye because of the big...
  • Sarah Palin Trump ‘Makes America Great Again’ by Lifting Obama’s Anti-American Offshore Drilling Ban

    04/29/2017 7:27:07 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28th, 2017 | Sean Moran
    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Breitbart News that she welcomes President Trump’s executive order aimed at lifting the ban on offshore drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic and Atlantic areas. Governor Palin said, “Quashing Obama’s anti-American energy plan makes America great again. We’ve been working for years to remind people that our exceptional nation came to be by developing our God-given natural resources and by expecting reward for an unsurpassed work ethic. We capture that again when we drill, baby, drill!” Trump’s executive order directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to...
  • Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

    04/27/2017 8:43:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    LATimes ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | William Yardley and Chris Megerian
    President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, a prospect that elicited a fierce backlash in California and elsewhere even before details of the order were clear. The move, which is certain to face legal and political challenges, could undo a plan finalized late in President Obama’s second term that sought to limit fossil fuel development and fight climate change by not including new drilling leases off the coast of California or Alaska during the current five-year federal offshore...
  • Trump: I'm 'Absolutely' Considering Breaking Up 'Outrageous' 9th Circuit Court

    04/26/2017 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2017 | Fox News
    President Trump told the Washington Examiner that he is "absolutely" thinking about breaking up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump criticized the heavily liberal court that blocked his executive order calling for a Mideast travel ban. He suggested it would likely uphold the injunction against his withholding of sanctuary cities' federal funds if the Justice Department appeals that ruling. Trump said that "many people" would support breaking up the "outrageous" bench, adding that he is "absolutely" considering the possibility.
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Exclusive–Sarah Palin Shreds Liz Warren for Ripping Off Her ‘Fight Like a Girl’ Quote

    04/19/2017 7:28:42 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18th, 2017 | Ian Mason
    The line may seem familiar. It was a popular catch-phrase of a woman so-called “progressives” have loved to mock and reveled in ridiculing since her explosion onto the national political scene in 2008: former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but when Governor Palin learned of Warren cribbing her line, she told Breitbart News, “I don’t know. Coming from liberals who urge women to claim victimization, ‘Fight like a girl’ just doesn’t sound the same as when legit fighters for equality say it, mean it, live it, and will never give it up.” Warren...
  • Opinion: Fracking could fuel Alaska’s next oil boom

    04/18/2017 11:02:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Apr 18, 2017 1:37 p.m. ET | By Scott L. Montgomery
    Over the past year oil companies have discovered five billion barrels or more of recoverable oil on Alaska’s North Slope*******************************INteractive chart****************************Varios prices by trading time. of day***************************************************Fracking has been utilized in Alaska since the 1980s, but on a small scale. An earlier version said this would be the first time fracking is used in Alaska.************************ Arctic lands and waters hold irresistible allure for global oil companies. Despite opposition from environmental groups and President Obama’s 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters, exploration in Alaska has revealed massive new volumes of oil.This comes at a time of low oil prices...
  • Appointment of transgender man irks conservative lawmakers

    04/15/2017 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Impy · 23 replies
    KTVA Alaska ^ | April 13, 2017 | Associated Press
    <p>JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s appointment of a transgender man to the state human rights commission has evoked displeasure from conservative lawmakers. KTOO-FM reports the state senate voted Wednesday to delay a joint session on whether to confirm Walker’s appointments.</p>
  • Chinese president makes Anchorage stopover, meets Gov. Walker and takes in some sights

    04/08/2017 11:30:55 AM PDT · by libh8er · 18 replies
    ADN ^ | 4.8.2017 | Jeannette Lee Falsey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to Alaska on Friday evening, catching a seafood dinner in Anchorage, meeting with Gov. Bill Walker, and taking in a sightseeing moment in Turnagain Arm before returning to the sky again in his Boeing 747 for the journey back to Beijing. Xi's rest stop in Anchorage broke up his trip home following meetings with President Donald Trump at Trump's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida and an earlier visit to Finland. The Alaska stop underscored the significance of the Arctic to China's long-term economic interests. For the Alaskans, trade and one of the...
  • Trump Readies Executive Order To Open The Arctic, Atlantic Oceans To Drilling

    04/07/2017 9:33:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The Trump administration is developing an order to open new areas to offshore oil and gas drilling, reversing former President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to lock up most of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, according to industry sources. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke told industry representatives the new drilling plan would be signed soon, according to Bloomberg. However, he gave few details on what the order could include. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) new five-year offshore drilling plan could take years to develop and would replace the Obama administration’s five-year plan finalized in November. President Donald Trump promised...
  • Why the Purchase of Alaska Was Far From “Folly”

    03/30/2017 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    History.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Jesse Greenspan
    Though mocked by some at the time, the March 30, 1867, purchase of Alaska from Russia for just $7.2 million is now regarded as a masterful deal, thanks to its architect, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward. The treaty enlarged the United States by 586,000 square miles, an area more than twice the size of Texas, all for the bargain price of around two cents an acre. Yet because some politicians and journalists considered Alaska a barren wasteland— and inherently opposed anything supported by President Andrew Johnson—it became popularly known as “Seward’s Folly” ....
  • Pence breaks Senate tie on Planned Parenthood funding bill

    03/30/2017 10:33:00 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/3/17 | ap
    The GOP was forced to keep a procedural vote open for just over an hour after two Republicans senators, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Maine's Susan Collins, voted against moving ahead on the measure. During that time, the GOP got Pence to the Senate to break a 50-50 tie and cast the deciding vote. He previously broke a tie on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be education secretary. A final vote on the bill is expected later Thursday, when Pence's vote likely will be needed again.
  • Record snowfall buries Anchorage

    03/30/2017 5:00:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    ap.org ^ | 3/30/3017 | unknown
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It was a late March surprise for residents of Alaska's largest city, the kind that snarls traffic and keeps kids at home for the day. The National Weather Service said 8.8 inches (22.4 centimeters) of snow fell on Anchorage between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. That's a record for March 29 in Anchorage, said meteorologist Rebecca Duell. The Anchorage School District canceled classes for the day, and the deep snow slowed traffic. One enterprising person on a bicycle with fat tires was caught by a camera from Anchorage television station KTVA. The cyclist was...
  • Senate Votes to Allow Hunting Grizzlies in Alaska Wildlife Refuges

    03/24/2017 8:33:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 3/24/2017 | Tessa Berenson
    The Senate voted this week to abolish a rule restricting certain hunting practices on national wildlife refuges in Alaska— including trapping, baiting and aerial shooting of animals like wolves and grizzly bears.
  • Largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years announced: 1.2B barrels in Alaska

    03/16/2017 5:12:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2017 | By Douglas Ernst
    Energy giant Repsol has found the largest onshore U.S. oil find in 30 years. Oil exploration that started in 2008 has paid off for Spanish oil company Repsol and its U.S. partner, Armstrong Energy. Roughly 1.2 billion barrels of light crude are available in Alaska’s North Slope and ready to come up in 2021. “The successive [exploration] campaigns in the area have added significant new potential to what was previously viewed as a mature basin,” the company said in a statement posted to its website on Friday. “Additionally Alaska has significant infrastructure which allows new resources to be developed more...
  • Trump said to be gearing up for expanded Arctic oil exploration opportunities

    03/13/2017 12:38:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 13,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Still, some of the degradation in the process left behind by Barack Obama could be cleaned up fairly quickly. One aspect of that is found in the scheduling of new leases for drilling. (Bloomberg) Senator Lisa Murkowski said President Donald Trump is interested in opening up new coastal waters for oil and gas drilling and reversing Obama-era policies that restrict energy development in Alaska. Both Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke are weighing ways to expand opportunities to drill in Arctic waters though the changes could take years to accomplish administratively, Murkowski said in an interview on the sidelines of...
  • Massive Oil Discovery in Alaska Is Biggest Onshore Find in U.S. in 30 years

    03/12/2017 8:32:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 3/10/2017 | unknown
    Some 1.2 billion barrels of oil have been discovered in Alaska, marking the biggest onshore discovery in the U.S. in three decades. The massive find of conventional oil on state land could bring relief to budget pains in Alaska brought on by slumping production in the state and the crash in oil prices. The new discovery was made in just the past few days in Alaska’s North Slope, which was previously viewed as an aging oil basin. Spanish oil giant Repsol and its privately-held U.S. partner Armstrong Energy announced the find on Thursday, predicting production could begin as soon as...
  • GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski to Vote ‘No’ on Obamacare Repeal, Defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/24/2017 5:57:21 AM PST · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says she will not vote with fellow Republicans for an Obamacare repeal bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. “The Affordable Care Act has failed in so many ways, but there are elements within it that deserve to be saved,” Murkowski said, according to CBS affiliate KTVA. As she addressed the Alaska state legislature Wednesday, the Republican senator said Obamacare has allowed for the expansion of Medicaid and the opportunity for more than 27,000 Alaskan citizens to obtain health insurance coverage. Additionally, Murkowski said the provisions for pre-existing conditions, coverage for adult children up to the age...
  • Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

    02/23/2017 11:57:00 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2017 | DAN JOLING
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point. The field of white, he said, was all you could see each winter on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, implying that such a barren landscape would not be harmed by oil rigs. Sixteen years later, Murkowski's daughter is trying again. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring legislation to open the refuge that takes up Alaska's northeast corner...
  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

    02/19/2017 2:32:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    AP/WFLA ^ | February 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2×4” and five middle school students are now facing charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. Officers assisting the U.S. Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object. Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.