Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. It's not only a political score for Trump but likely a windfall for his real estate empire, too.<p>Oil drillers would also benefit. So …

Business

These Are the Corporate Winners and Losers in the GOP's Final Tax Measure

Now that Republicans in Congress have released their final tax bill, two big questions remain. What will companies will do with all that cash, and …

Leadership

Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power

WASHINGTON — The final text of the Republican tax bill made public Friday largely preserves key tax credits for wind and solar power and electric vehicles, reversing language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy across the United States.<p>The last-minute changes, …

Environment

Top 3 Conservative Wins in the Tax Plan

Last night, the final <i>Tax Cuts and Jobs Act</i> was released, following the House-Senate conference that took the best ideas from both plans and made a …

Paul Ryan

The Latest: Final GOP bill includes $2,000 child tax credit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):<p>5:25 p.m.<p>The final version of the GOP tax bill would provide a $2,000 per child tax credit to families making up to $400,000 a year.<p>That doubles the child tax credit from the current maximum of $1,000 and makes it …

Politics

GOP Tax Bill Sneaks Plan to Drill Arctic Refuge

The pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) faces a looming threat from oil and gas drilling. The little known provision, proposed by Sen. …

Lisa Murkowski

“This Is The Wake-Up Call You've Been Waiting For"

WASHINGTON — “The mind-blowing images running all over the news should serve as a wake-up call to members of Congress who know drilling in the Arctic …

The Arctic

U.S. renewable fuel industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved …

Stock Markets

Donald's Terrifically Terrible Tuesday

Donald Trump didn’t just have a bad day in Alabama last Tuesday. After going all-in for a despicable U.S. Senate candidate in a state that would normally be a shoo-in for a Republican, Trump suffered the most humiliating defeat of his presidency (so far). For anyone who has watched his …

Grand Canyon

Loggerheads

The Trump Administration and the Fed are at loggerheads, in my opinion. The Tax Cut Bill and the surgery on government regulations are designed …

Business

Opinion: Chance to drill off Florida’s coast has some salivating

Donald Trump’s feverish war on the American wilderness compels us to celebrate an unexpected voice of conscience, rare as it might be.<p>Last week, Rep. …

American Petroleum Institute

An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried

Working back from human extinction.<p><i>Human extinction.</i><p>The coordinated release of various strains of a human sterilization virus.<p>The no-child laws.<p>The launching of the Colony into space, no final destination in mind, for those able to afford the journey.<p>Retraction of health care services for the ill …

The Arctic

What is in the final US tax plan?

<b>US lawmakers have unveiled the final draft of a bill set to be the most significant overhaul of the US tax code in a generation.</b><p>The final version comes after weeks of politicking, lobbying and vote-trading, as Republicans aim to get the bill to President Donald Trump for approval by Christmas.<p>What …

ObamaCare

Time running out for opponents of Arctic drilling

Opponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) are running out of time and leverage.<p>Negotiators in Congress this week said that …

The Arctic

Administration eyes tax cuts for the wealthy as it seeks to hike Park Service fees

If it were up to Republicans, oil and gas company CEOs would have more access to our public lands than the average American - and the average …

Ryan Zinke

Republicans Hunt for Ways to Pay for Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON — A day after House and Senate Republican leaders said they had reached agreement on a merged version of their tax bill, they continued looking for ways to pay for the tax overhaul and faced the possible defection of a Republican senator, Marco Rubio of Florida.<p>Republicans plan to unveil …

Politics

Who’s Next Off the Island on Survivor: White House?

Omarosa was way over her head, but at least she did no real harm. The same can’t be said about the administration’s pseudo-royalist destroyers of the …

U.S. Politics

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

These satellite images of a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the site of what, so far, is the only oil well ever drilled in the refuge, an exploratory well known as KIC-1 that was completed in the mid-1980s. The well was plugged and abandoned, and the drilling equipment and a …

Science

Here's what's in the final tax bill Republicans plan to send to President Trump next week

Republican House and Senate negotiators released a final tax bill on Friday that would overhaul the individual and corporate codes after making last-minute changes that appeared to lock down the votes needed for passage.<p>Raising the child tax credit won over at least one GOP holdout, Sen. Marco …

Personal Finance

The Arctic Refuge Is Too Valuable to Drill

A veteran of the Afghan War finds a measure of solace in wild places<p>Eleven years ago, during my first tour in Afghanistan, my team and I were …

The Arctic

Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping …

Business

Protests in Washington fail to slow tax bill, Arctic drilling in Alaska

Republicans in Congress say they’ve reached a final agreement on their tax bill, and it appears to include a prize the Alaska delegation has sought …

The Arctic

Tax Reform Bill Would Give Back Alaskans Control of Their Energy Future

In a compromise tax reform package, Senate and House negotiators have agreed to include language to open Alaska’s coastal plain for energy …

Conservative View

Tax Reform Bill Is Coming Together as GOP Presses for a Vote Next Week

Republicans in the House and Senate have agreed on the terms of a tax bill, setting the stage for a final vote next week on legislation that would …

Investing

Federal tax bill would raise Louisiana's cap for oil revenue that pays for coastal restoration | NOLA.com

Louisiana congressional leaders have worked a provision into the Republicans' sweeping tax bill that would substantially raise the limit on offshore …

New Orleans

Some Republicans are reconsidering the tax bill's attack on renewable energy

Lawmakers from states where wind and solar energy are booming want to preserve tax breaks for these industries.<p>Both the House and Senate versions of the Republican tax bill include provisions that threaten the wind and solar industries that are booming not just in California, but in red states like …

Renewable Energy

Make a Call to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Urge your U.S. Representative to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil development by keeping it out of the tax bill.

The Arctic

GOP Tax Compromise Would Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Republican lawmakers will overturn a key piece of the Affordable Care Act in their tax overhaul, a victory in a long GOP campaign against the health …

Health Care

Don't drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Facts show it makes no sense.

It's costly and impractical and goes against conservative conservation principles. Nor will it get the U.S. anywhere close to energy independence.<p>A dozen Republican members of the House took a stand last month against an egregious provision in the Senate tax bill that would open the Arctic National …

The Arctic

Alaska Editorials

Here is a sampling of Alaska editorials:<p>Dec. 13, 2017<p>Ketchikan Daily News: Series of cases<p>It is disturbing to see the recent sexual assault-related …

Business