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Power The Future: Court Decision Means Pebble’s Fate is Delayed Once Again

Power The Future: Court Decision Means Pebble’s Fate is Delayed Once Again

When court decisions are released on Friday afternoons, they generally escape the eyes of the public.  After all, regardless of the season, people are getting ready to relax, enjoy time with their families and unwind from the workweek.  Focusing on court decisions?  That can wait until Monday. However, when U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason […]

Power The Future: Biden, Haaland and Other Federal Obstructionists Sued Over ANWR Freeze

Power The Future: Biden, Haaland and Other Federal Obstructionists Sued Over ANWR Freeze

For decades, Alaskans have strongly favored responsible development of the Coastal Plain within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  While environmental radicals may say otherwise, the people who know best – Alaskans – understand that drilling on the Coastal Plain would be done safely, bring jobs to our state, and lead to billions of barrels of oil being […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re taking a look at another widely-spread message, and fact-checking it against reality.   You hear it all the time on TV, radio and on social media. It is time to ‘go green’ and get an electric vehicle, or EV. After all, […]

Power The Future: Extremists Place Alaska’s Air Transport Under Attack for Climate Impact

Power The Future: Extremists Place Alaska’s Air Transport Under Attack for Climate Impact

For Alaskans, air travel is an integral part of life.  The ability to fly – whether commercially or via private aircraft – is the ability to traverse the vastness of our great state. More Alaskans per-capita own private pilot licenses than any other state’s residents, and it seems as though everyone knows someone with a private […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, it is time to dispel a myth perpetuated by those who want to see our country move away from reliable energy sources.   Listen to any of them, and you hear that the world needs to stop mining coal, and that doing […]

Power The Future: So Much for “Supporting”: Biden Turns His Back on Alaska’s Willow Project

Alaska’s North Slope has seen its share of significant oilfields over the past fifty years, and if ConocoPhillips had its way, the Willow project would have come online in 2025 as its next one. After ConocoPhillips secured its federal approval for the project – working through the complete NEPA process and spending years and hundreds […]

Hyundai Santa Fe Ad Shows All That is Wrong with Electric Vehicle Ownership Mentality

A recent TV ad is eliciting chuckles from most who see it.  When I watch it, I see both hypocrisy and an insatiably entitled mindset. The ad, for the new Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid electric vehicle (EV), features a gentleman at a gas station, preparing to use a squeegee.  The attendant questions what he’s doing, […]