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Category: Econ 17-18

Minerals

Minerals

Permit work to start on Arctic Trilogy Metals Inc. is now engaged in pre-permitting work on its planned Arctic project, which is mainly copper, with work on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for development set to begin early next year, […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

Work on GMT-2 starts this winter ConocoPhillips approved construction of the GMT-2 project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved its Record of Decision for the project. Construction will start this winter. The plan […]

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Fisheries

Fisheries

State fisheries board turns down request to curtail hatcheries The state Board of Fisheries denied a request Oct. 16 by sport fishing groups to rollback hatchery releases of salmon fry statewide and approved an expansion for Valdez Fisheries Development Corp., […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Permanent Fund will set allocation for in-state investment The Alaska Permanent Fund will allocate up to $200 million in a special fund for Alaskan investments and hire a special manager to manage the program, Fund managers said. Under guidelines set […]

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Telecom

Telecom

GCI hit with cut to federal support General Communications Inc., a major Alaska telecom provider, will see federal payments to support rural health internet service of $77.8 million next year, or $28 million less than the company requested to cover […]

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Energy

Energy

Electricity consumption dropping Energy Consumer use of electricity is dropping due to wider adoption of energy conservation practices. Chugach Electric Association said usage of electricity per residential member has dropped 14 percent since 2004. While weather and the trend toward […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Maersk finished Arctic test run The container shipper Maersk Line has completed a test voyage across Russia’s Northern Sea Route, or NSR, with its Venta Maersk, one of its smaller container ships (3,600 container capacity). The voyage was a test […]

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Economy

Economy

Here are the numbers for Alaskans’ annual fall rite: Moose hunting The fall moose hunt is a time-honored Alaska tradition, but how much meat does the annual rite put in the freezer? And how much money is spent? Ned Rozell, […]

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Timber

Timber

Mat-Su timber project on hold; China flap is blamed A promising project to harvest mainly damaged timber in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is on hold because of the U.S.-China trade spat, officials with the timber company have told the borough. The […]

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