Oil company leaders may testify before Congress in an investigation into climate change disinformation. Plus Chevron's CEO says a new climate in energy policy, pressure from shareholders and concern over emissions are keeping global energy prices high.
Hospitals recognize the importance of having a support person, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association said. But visitation guidelines may be adjusted to stem the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
An EPA decision to limit resource development in Alaska represents a fight over the state’s future, Alaska's governor said Thursday. "You can't shut down a state's method by which it creates jobs, opportunities and wealth, and expect it to be a viable state," Gov. Mike Dunleavy said.
Alaska's press corps used the Q&A to ask the governor several times about why he was not imposing vaccine requirements and mask mandates, or more strongly urging Alaskans to practice better health hygiene.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a budget bill that would advance a Permanent Fund Dividend payment of up to $2,350. Meanwhile, a fiscal policy working group recommended that the Legislature consider new revenues.
The 110-page court ruling invalidated the Bureau of Land Management’s approval for the Willow crude oil project. The court also rejected an opinion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the project would not harm endangered polar bears or their habitat.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm emphasized the federal government’s interest in partnering with “energy pioneers” to apply know-how in Alaska to national and global issues on energy and climate science.
The infrastructure bill the Senate passed improves Alaska’s airports, invests in the marine ferry system, funds broadband internet, and provides for clean drinking water and wastewater systems in remote Alaska.