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Power The Future: A Year Seems So Long Ago as ANWR Anticipation Turns to Angst

Power The Future: A Year Seems So Long Ago as ANWR Anticipation Turns to Angst

It was exactly one year ago that the Bureau of Land Management published its intent to offer the first lease sale for lands within the Coastal Plain (10-02 area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). That notice, kicking off the formal lease-sale process, led to immense posturing by environmental zealots and advocacy groups, including calling the […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, let’s focus on something sure to have gotten our attention lately…gas prices.   A year ago, the average price per gallon in the US was $2.49. Now, it is $3.41.   Alaska has the sixth-highest average cost in the nation at $3.72, […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re going to talk about the importance of pipelines, and dispel some myths about their safety and efficiency.   Let’s start here in the Great Land.  Despite the doomsday scenarios concocted by the eco-Left during permitting and construction, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System […]

Power The Future: Alaska: Higher Gas Prices Just the Beginning

Power The Future: Alaska: Higher Gas Prices Just the Beginning

At least Alaska isn’t California. Alaskans who have gone to pump gas in the past few weeks have no doubt felt a sense of ‘sticker shock’ when the dials stopped spinning.  With standard unleaded gas now averaging $3.68 a gallon in Anchorage, $3.81 in Fairbanks and $3.61 in Juneau, we’re significantly over the national average of $3.41. […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re going to walk through our nation’s involvement in the biggest climate hypocrisy event of 2021. It is the “Conference of the Parties, version 26”, also known as COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. It might also be called, “Biden Fails at Home, then Tucks […]

Power The Future: Secretary Granholm, Alaska Can Be Your “Exhibit A” for Green Energy Components

Power The Future: Secretary Granholm, Alaska Can Be Your “Exhibit A” for Green Energy Components

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm recently spoke at The Auto Innovators Summit, where she – among other topics – opined on the need for the US to increase its domestic supply chain capabilities for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, stating: You know, mining has a lot of opposition to it among the environmental community because some companies […]

Alaska and Wyoming Are Both Blessed with Strong, Citizen-First Governors

Alaska and Wyoming Are Both Blessed with Strong, Citizen-First Governors

Alaska is a place people come to live, work and play in the shadows of God-given majestic, natural beauty, and with an indomitable spirit of adventure. Wyoming, too, features an independent, freedom-loving spirit in its residents.  Both states believe in the adage, “work hard, play hard.” As I look at the two states and their […]