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JUNEAU EMPIRE: When dealing with low oil revenues, Alaskans should come first

March 28, 2016 in Featured

It’s been a rough couple of months for Alaska’s telecommunications monopoly, GCI. First, a GCI executive at the company’s Anchorage-based television station KTVA made some extremely insensitive comments. The company cracked down by issuing a six-tweet apology. Then, GCI was … Read More

Morning Consult: Governors, Disinvestment and Climate Logic

March 15, 2016 in Featured, Uncategorized

In January, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, in State of the State addresses, vowed new climate change efforts. Governor Baker proposed initiatives on renewables to meet Bay State energy needs.  He cited Massachusetts’ $37 million investment … Read More

The Hill: The oil and gas balancing act

February 15, 2016 in Featured, Regulation

Oil prices in the United States have been in steady decline for months. Driven by a number of factors-increased domestic supply, slowing growth in China and a stronger US dollar-prices here at home continued a 17 percent slide in the … Read More