The glitter of the Senate Bill 21 oil tax revision kept many Alaskans from recognizing that it put Alaska on the road to fiscal ruin.
Alaska and its constitution were created to guarantee human rights, not provide for an economic payment.
Higher oil prices in the short term will result in greater investment in long-term renewable energy projects.
Decades later, elected officials failed to remember history and failed to protect Alaska.
Oil companies will not walk away when Alaska gets its fair share of the revenue from our legacy fields.
Alaska has a fiscal problem which, since 2015, has caused many bad things to happen in our state.
SB 21 needs to be changed for Alaska to provide basic services, keep up the Permanent Fund dividend program and stabilize our economy.
Now is not the time to continue giving massive and unnecessary public subsidies to a few multinational corporations.
If Alaska was “shortchanged” at 27% of oil revenue, what stronger descriptive word than “shortchanged” should be used when Alaska receives less than 20% now?
The credits haven’t given us the million barrels per day of production promised, or even stopped North Slope decline. It’s time to end them.
OPINION: Those in favor of keeping SB21 would claim credit for the sun rising in the east if they thought it would buy your vote.
OPINION: Alaskans should heed the warning first heard at statehood more than 50 years ago: Beware of exploitation by wealthy, powerful interests that care more about their own interests than Alaska's.
OPINION: Under ACES, Alaska and oil companies shared risks and rewards. Under SB21 the state subsidizes production, but doesn't reap windfalls when profits soar. Comparing the two tax regimes only at low prices is meant to distract Alaskans from this fact.
OPINION: ACES should be kept, but it should be modified at high oil prices. The way to keep ACES is to scrap SB 21 when it comes before voters. Keeping ACES is consistent with honoring Alaskas constitution.
OPINION: Alaska's decline in oil production has nothing to do with taxes, it has to do with production capacity. Our state has a promising future if we don't give it away while fearful of a myth.