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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • EPA Settles with Westward Seafoods for Violating Federal Clean Air Rules in Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    04/20/2017 8:12:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    epa.gov ^ | April 20, 2017 | Suzanne Skadowski
    Westward Seafoods will conduct two mitigation projects to offset its excess emissions of nitrogen oxides or NOX pollution. EPA estimates that the company’s failure to operate pollution controls for two years resulted in nearly 105 excess tons of harmful NOX emissions. NOX is composed of highly reactive gasses which form quickly from fuel burning emissions from cars, trucks and buses, and power plants. Breathing air with high levels of NOX can cause or aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma.
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Hangs Professor’s Painting of Decapitated President Trump

    04/20/2017 1:10:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 47 replies
    The Libertarian Republican reported: The University of Alaska Anchorage is displaying a professor’s painting that depicts Captain America holding the severed head of President Donald Trump, reports Campus Reform. The work, created by Assistant Professor of Painting Thomas Chung, is being presented as part of a month-long faculty art exhibition in the university’s fine arts gallery, reports KTUU. “It’s an image of the actor who plays Captain America, and two eagles are sort of screaming into his ears, and he’s holding the severed head of Trump, and there’s a young Hillary Clinton clinging to his leg,” Chung said to describe...
  • Russian bombers again fly near Alaska

    04/20/2017 12:17:20 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    For the second consecutive night, Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands, two U.S. officials told Fox News. The two nuclear-capable Tu-95 bombers were spotted by U.S. military radar at 5 p.m. local time.
  • 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” ....
  • 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...
  • Snake left behind on flight in Alaska (The snake is okay now)

    03/21/2017 6:39:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 83 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | AssPress
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. "The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said Tuesday. Unlike the movie "Snakes On A Plane," this one wasn't venomous. Mostly, it was sleepy. A little boy, one of seven passengers on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight Sunday from the Alaska village of...
  • 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...
  • Dallas Seavey turns 30, but it's the drive for 5 that grips his attention (Iditarod)

    It may have been his birthday, but four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey's attention was on other things Saturday, like winning the Iditarod again. "I'm just a day older than yesterday," Seavey said as he bent over to velcro a red-colored bootie on a dog's foot on a snowy Anchorage street. "We've got bigger things to focus on right now." Seavey turned 30 Saturday. He holds the titles of the Iditarod's youngest champion as well as its fastest, setting a new record last year by breaking the one he set in 2014. "They told me you get older when you turn...
  • 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...
  • Could this giant polar bear skull be the legendary 'weasel bear'?

    02/27/2017 8:36:13 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    ADN ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | Yereth Rosen
    Aboriginal hunters from Arctic Canada have a couple of names for what they say is an extremely rare polar bear that is huge, narrow-bodied, fast-moving and lithe: "tiriarnaq" or "tigiaqpak," meaning "weasel bear." Now the thawing and rapidly eroding Chukchi Sea coastal permafrost has produced evidence that one of these legendary weasel bears — or some other strange kind of bear — roamed Arctic Alaska centuries ago. A huge, fully intact and unusually shaped polar bear skull emerged in 2014 from an eroding archaeological site about 13 miles southwest of Utqiaġvik (Barrow). It is one of the biggest polar bear...
  • 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...
  • Iron Dog 2017 Thread

    02/22/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Qiviut · 45 replies
    Iron Dog Official Website ^ | Various | Various
    I have not seen an Iron Dog 2017 Thread so I am posting one with links to 'coverage' articles (will post in comments as I find them) which are really great for keeping up with what is going on. The articles have some very good photos and also video so be sure and check them out! If you are on Facebook, the articles are being posted on "Alaska Life" & the link is: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlaskaLife/ Note: I follow Alaska Life all year, just because the photos of the Alaska scenery are so beautiful! The Iron Dog official website is: http://www.irondog.org/ You...
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...