Bristol Bay fishermen are calling for strikes, lawsuits and “the goddamn picket signs and pitchforks” in response to low salmon prices. But an industry expert says processors have been “screwed,” too.
Israel Mahay, who owns a Susitna River jet boat business, had chaired the Recreation Rivers Advisory board. Mike Overcast, who owns a heliskiing lodge in the Susitna watershed, was set to replace him.
Friday’s election of Susanne Fleek-Green and Jim Nordlund, who ran on “clean energy,” marked a significant shift. But the results weren’t a wholesale rejection of Chugach Electric’s incumbent board.
Karsten Rodvik sued Alaska’s economic development agency in September for more than $1 million, claiming his termination was illegal and discriminatory. The case was quietly dismissed months later.
First Nations groups in the Yukon Territory and Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration are advancing discussions about whether hatcheries could help stem a steep crash in salmon populations.
Crews from more than 100 boats say they’re staying at the docks until processors offer them a higher price, but experts say they are facing global market forces unlikely to budge
Analysis: Advocates say that seafood businesses, trade groups and fishermen need to take more action to advocate for lower carbon emissions, or risk continued catastrophic declines in their harvests.
Clean energy advocates are increasingly criticizing Anchorage’s electric utility for doing business behind closed doors. I went to a board meeting to see for myself — and was exiled from the room.
Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor is headlining a $15,000-per-person fundraiser for a conservative organization that ran attack ads against liberal state legislators this year — though an official from the group said the cash will fund its “nonpolitical” advocacy arm rather than political campaigns.
Key issues, like school spending and the size of Alaska’s oil-wealth checks, hang in the balance as lawmakers delay decisions until the result of a lawsuit challenging a Republican’s eligibility.
All oil development work in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively stalled until the new review process concludes.
A new lawsuit pits three regional corporations against three others, in a case that could jeopardize a pact that’s guided the distribution of more than $2.5 billion.
Anchorage’s major home heating and electric utilities have hired consultants to examine imports of liquefied natural gas
Analysis: Congress’ action, spurred by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, prompted conservation groups to launch a successful campaign to block big banks and insurers from backing drilling not just in the refuge, but anywhere in the Arctic.
With Monday the deadline to withdraw from the race, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Nick Begich III each ignored a call from the other to drop out in order to improve Republican chances against Democrat Mary Peltola.