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  • in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska, in a win for environmental groups that had fought against development in the fragile region. In releasing the 2017-2022 plan, the Department of the Interior also limited leasing in the Cook Inlet off Alaska. Environmental activists have battled drilling in Alaska to protect wildlife, such as whales and walruses, and...

  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION BARS SALE OF NEW PERMITS TO DRILL OIL, GAS OFFSHORE ALASKA IN FIVE-YEAR PLAN.

  • By law, Congress can vote to disapprove of regulations within 60 legislative days of them becoming final. Because of the congressional calendar and other technicalities, regulations made final as far back as mid-May 2016 may be open for rollback once Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Aircraft emissions: The EPA in July issued a...

  • By law, Congress can vote to disapprove of regulations within 60 legislative days of them becoming final. Because of the congressional calendar and other technicalities, regulations made final as far back as mid-May 2016 may be open for rollback once Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Aircraft emissions: The EPA in July issued a...

  • By law, Congress can vote to disapprove of regulations within 60 legislative days of them becoming final. Because of the congressional calendar and other technicalities, regulations made final as far back as mid-May 2016 may be open for rollback once Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Aircraft emissions: The EPA in July issued a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- The earth is on track for its warmest year on record after October temperatures equaled the third-warmest for the month ever, a U.S. government agency said on Thursday. October globally was 1.31 Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 57.1 F and tying it with 2003 as the third-warmest October on record, the National Oceanic and...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • The technical issue prevented travel agents from performing some functions such as reservations and check-ins, Alaska Airlines said. Saber, spun off from American Airlines parent AMR Corp in 2000, in a tweet said the systems had recovered. Alaska said the issue resulted in 15 flights being delayed between 5 and 15 minutes.

  • Nov 11- American Airlines Group Inc and Alaska Air Group Inc on Friday experienced a brief computer outage caused due to a technical issue at reservation vendor Sabre Corp.. Airlines around the United States using Sabre reservation reported similar technical issues, Alaska said. Alaska said it was investigating the issue that resulted in 15 flights being...

  • Nov 10- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil producer, will sell up to $8 billion in natural gas assets and trim its capital budget by 4 percent next year to provide funds to bolster operations, executives said on Thursday. Shares of the Houston- based company fell about 1 percent to $45.21 in afternoon trading as U.S. oil prices fell about 1 percent.

  • Nov 10- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil producer, will sell up to $8 billion in natural gas assets and trim its capital budget by 4 percent next year to provide funds to bolster operations, executives said on Thursday. Shares of the Houston- based company fell about 2.6 percent to $44.53 in midday trading as U.S. oil prices fell more than 1.3 percent.

  • Nov 10- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil producer, will sell up to $8 billion in natural gas assets and trim its capital budget by 4 percent next year to provide funds to bolster operations, it said on Thursday. Shares of the Houston- based company were up 1 percent at $46.20 in premarket trading. Conoco plans to sell $5 billion to $8 billion in North...

  • Nov 10- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil producer, said on Thursday it would reduce its capital budget by 4 percent to $5 billion next year due to technology gains, cost cuts and other improvements. Most of the budget next year will be spent on shale projects in the contiguous United States, with some focus on Alaska and Europe, as well as maintenance...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- The credit quality of U.S. states is dropping as a result of flagging revenue growth, even as the national economy continues to expand, according to a report due on Wednesday from global investment management firm Conning Inc.. "The biggest driving factor is the reversal in state revenue growth that we've seen over the last six months," Managing...

  • LONDON, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas drillers are reporting the biggest and most sustained upturn since oil prices began slumping in the middle of 2014.. More than two-thirds of the extra rigs have been deployed in the neighboring southwest states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Within those states most of the additional rigs have been deployed in the Permian and...

  • LONDON, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas drillers are reporting the biggest and most sustained upturn since oil prices began slumping in the middle of 2014.. More than two-thirds of the extra rigs have been deployed in the neighbouring southwest states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Within those states most of the additional rigs have been deployed in the Permian and...

  • Oct 21- U.S. municipal market supply will likely be among the highest in a decade when an estimated $16.7 billion of bonds and notes goes up for sale next week, lead by deals from New Jersey and Alaska. With $16.5 billion in expected bond sales and $213 million in notes, according to Thomson Reuters estimates on Friday, the week would be one of the 10 biggest for supply...

  • An oil refinery in Kenai, Alaska.

    A massive oil strike on Alaska's North slope comes as the state is considering further cuts to tax incentives meant to encourage exploration.