From May 2013

NMFS Corrects Math, Seismic Testing Continues

A lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service has been settled in District Court in Anchorage. Native and environmental groups took issue with some of the math the agency used to calculate how many Cook Inlet Beluga whales would be affected by seismic testing for oil and gas.

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Kate Veh (left) and Michele Vasquez gathered signatures Friday afternoon in Soldotna to get SB 21 put on a referendum ballot for the August 2014 elections.

Signing On: Volunteers Gather Signatures To Put Oil Tax Reform On The Ballot

Even though the state legislature is gaveled out, citizens on the Kenai Peninsula and across the state are trying to advance the legislative process in their own way. Rallies against Senate Bill 21 have been held all over Alaska since before the bill that lowers tax rates for oil companies was even voted on. The effort to get SB 21 on the fall ballot continued Friday in Soldotna.

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