OPINION: There's a case for Alaska to go to court for solid information about oil taxes, credits and revenues -- and whether the current regime in constitutional.
OPINION: Railbelt has potential solutions, but no guarantees for long-term energy supply.
OPINION: Since the states strategy of financial incentives to find and develop new Cook Inlet gas fields has been a losing bet, the optimal bet to secure a long-term, secure, truly affordable gas supply would be for the state to develop the Cook Inlet gas resource it owns.
OPINION: The only way to ensure a long-term gas supply for Alaska's Railbelt and to ensure a stable, affordable energy supply is for the state to produce its own Cook Inlet gas, not by maximizing export volume.
If the state is looking to invest billions to meet a dwindling Railbelt energy supplies, it should develop Cook Inlet natural gas itself, not dam the Susitna River.
Many understand leaving the fate of state-owned Cook Inlet natural gas to the whims of private industry has put Southcentral Alaskans in jeopardy.