Obama Wants to Close Off Energy-Rich Stretch of Alaska to Development

Sean Hackbarth U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1/26/2015

Pultizer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin, wrote in the New York Times that global energy markets are at an inflection point. The role of the world’s “swing producer” has swung to the United States:

By leaving oil prices to the market, Saudi Arabia and the emirates also passed the […]

Coburn: Expanding park service a ‘disastrous idea’

Sean Lengell The Washington Examiner 12/13/2014

A federal lands package tucked into Congress’ annual defense policy bill has sparked a larger debate over the government’s role as a landlord.

The package, which was approved with broad bipartisan support Friday as part of the 2015 Defense Authorization Bill, designates 250,000 acres of new federal wilderness, in […]

EPA chief under fire for insulting a gift from Native Alaskan tribes

Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller 3/17/2014

Alaskans are not letting Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy forget that she said a gift she received from the state’s Native tribes “could gag a maggot.”

Although the comments were made to reporters weeks ago, the fallout continues.

“This is not coming from some random bureaucrat who’s never […]

Republican turncoats: naming the names

Anthony Martin Conservative Examiner 7/31/2013

In a previous Examiner report it was noted that talk radio host and attorney Mark Levin, who served in the Reagan Administration, had not only lamented but lambasted the elitist leadership establishment of the Republican Party for being just as dangerous as Democrats.

Levin cited various and sundry votes and […]

Obama Closes 50 Percent of the Naval Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

Institute for Energy Research via Canada Free Press 10/24/2012

In 1923, President Warren Harding established the 23 million acre Naval Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) for the U.S. Navy at a time when it was converting its coal-fired ships to run on petroleum. In 1976, this Indiana-sized area was turned over to the Department of Interior and […]

Murkowski wants to sneak through Law of the Sea Treaty in lame duck session this fall

Joe Miller 20 Aug 2012

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she’s hopeful that the Law of the Sea Treaty will pass Congress in the lame-duck session after the election, despite the fierce opposition of some conservatives.

Murkowski told The Associated Press the sea treaty will have better prospects in the Senate when the fall campaign […]