4/4/14 KNBA News - Controversial permitting bill dies in Alaska Senate Resources committee
Depending on who you ask, HB77 would have streamlined state permitting of development projects, or unacceptably limited public participation in resource management decision-making. Due to controversy over those differing views, the bill is dead.
Royal Dutch Shell didn't fully consider the risk of towing an unpropelled drill rig through the Gulf of Alaska during a winter storm, according to a Coast Guard investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk rig on New Year's Eve in 2012.
Funding per student levels are expected to be at the center of discussions today [Friday] as Legislators take up a comprehensive education bill.