The Fairbanks area will miss a federal deadline by four years and will need until 2019 to clean up its polluted air, according to a proposed state air quality plan released Monday, a day on which wood smoke in the North Pole area created "unhealthy" air quality conditions.
An initiative to extend a ban on local efforts to curb air pollution from wood smoke failed, opening the door for the Fairbanks North Star Borough to consider local control measures as it works with the state to reduce pollution levels.Dermot Cole
An initiative extending a ban on local efforts to curb air pollution from wood smoke drew a divided vote in Fairbanks on Tuesday, the latest step in a long-running fight over how to respond to pollution levels that exceed health standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.Dermot Cole
It takes a big discovery to turn a 118-year-old map recently acquired by the University of Alaska Fairbanks into a current event. But an announcement by the Canadian prime minister Wednesday did just that. Dermot Cole
Fairbanks Natural Gas wants to sell its liquefied natural gas plant in Point MacKenzie to Hilcorp and sign a 10-year deal under which it would buy natural gas from Hilcorp for $15 per thousand cubic feet.Dermot Cole