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Category Archives: Opinion-Editorials

OP-ED: Cook Inlet Natural Gas Poses a Puzzle

Published March 6th, 2013 by Senator Hollis French          In 1957 the first major oil discovery in Alaska happened at Swanson River, 20 miles northeast of Kenai. Seven years later, oil discoveries in Cook Inlet gave rise to a boom in offshore development. The search for oil in both locations turned up large reserves of associated natural gas. For many years […]

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OP-ED: Oil tax cut means state income or sales tax more likely

Oil tax cut means state income or sales tax more likely Opinion Piece by Senator Hollis French February 7, 2013          Reducing Alaskan oil taxes without an explicit linkage to more Alaskan investment is just bad business. That’s what I learned from spending all of last summer and fall talking to voters, one at a time. The majority of them told […]

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