Minerals

Minerals

More money for Ambler road The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority approved a further $700,000 cash infusion to complete permitting for the Ambler industrial road project. The road would be built if a mine is developed in the Ambler […]

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Regulatory

Regulatory

Overhaul of state spill planning? State Dept. of Environmental Conservation commissioner Jason Brune has launched a review of Alaska’s oil spill prevention and response rules and is seeking public comment in an initial phase. Alaska has had the strictest spill […]

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Timber

Timber

Roadless rule lifted for Tongass? The U.S. Forest Service published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a new “Alaska Specific” Tongass National Forest management rule that would replace the USFS “roadless” rule now in force for the Tongass. The Roadless […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Tourism booms – Summer passenger growth sharply up in Anchorage Tourism is booming in Alaska. Summer passenger travel through Ted Stevens International Airport, a key indicator for summer tourism, saw 2.5 percent growth between May and September. It was the […]

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Construction

Construction

Federal highway, airport funds Federal highway construction funding looks to be stable through 2021, state transportation officials told contractors. About $555 million is scheduled to be paid in (federal) FY 2020 and $556 million is scheduled for FY 2021. In […]

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Energy

Energy

Chugach-ML&P decision in March The Regulatory Commission of Alaska is now likely to decide in March on Chugach Electric’s bid to acquire Anchorage’s city-owned Municipal Light and Power. The commission is likely to accept a revised plan after a break […]

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Transportation

Transportation

Ferry maintenance funds short The 56-year-old state ferry Malaspina goes into indefinite layup in Ketchikan on Jan. 10, after completing its last revenue run Dec. 10. The vessel was due for a major overhaul but costs for that rose to […]

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