Senator Giessel in the Wall Street Journal
May30

Senator Giessel in the Wall Street Journal

Dear Editor, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) lawyer, Joe Reynolds, sits in his Santa Monica office and proclaims that Congress granted EPA the authority to stop development of state-owned resources on State of Alaska lands before projects are proposed or reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He says “the people of Alaska by overwhelming numbers have urged the EPA” to take this action. Mr. Reynolds is not only wrong in law but he also totally misrepresents the people of Alaska. In addition, he is disingenuous about his own organization’s position. Click here to read the official letter to the...

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Compass: Coal has a vital role to play in keeping Alaskans warm and prosperous
May28

Compass: Coal has a vital role to play in keeping Alaskans warm and prosperous

By DEANTHA CROCKETT  May 27, 2014 A recent opinion piece from Steve Haycox argued that the battles over mining projects in the Matanuska Coal Field are not fundamentally about Outside environmental interests trying to oppose development — development that is mostly supported by local residents. Haycox misled his readers. The fact is, anti-coal groups are largely funded by Outside money. The non-Alaska money that pours into our state for the purpose of snuffing out jobs and development is not obvious to the public because it is filtered through the Alaska Conservation Foundation. ACF’s most recent annual report discloses that they funded $1.4 million in anti-coal activities throughout Alaska, and at least $181,000 of that was earmarked specifically to stop coal developments in the Mat-Su. But where does the ACF get its money? The nine largest donors identified on their latest annual report are 100 percent Outsiders. These are foundations and wealthy donors in San Francisco, Seattle and New York. Despite what Haycox wants you to believe, the classic narrative of Outside special interest groups bankrolling the green agenda to destroy jobs and opportunities in Alaska is just as true today as it was in years past. Read more...

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STEELFAB: Alaskan owned and operated steel fabricator and service center
May18

STEELFAB: Alaskan owned and operated steel fabricator and service center

In business since 1948 and owned and operated for over 20 years by Richard and Janet Faulkner, STEELFAB is a steel service center and fabricator encompassing over 10 acres in Anchorage adjacent to Ship Creek. Fabricating pressure vessels, tanks, modules, special design items, raw steel products and sewage treatment plants, STEELFAB serves customers in the oil, construction, mining, timber, fishing and maintenance industries here in Alaska. Their 10 acre site includes over 80,000 square feet of covered work area, indoor fabrication space that includes a specialty paint and coating building, six 10-ton overhead cranes, five 5-ton overhead cranes and modern fabrication equipment. President Richard Faulkner says, “Our goal is to make sure our customers never have to leave Alaska to get their steel needs met. We are confident we meet or exceed the capabilities of all other steel centers in Alaska and on the West Coast of America. And we mean to stay that way.” Learn more about STEELFAB at...

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Geotemps, Inc: Meeting your Mining, Engineering and Petroleum staffing needs
May18

Geotemps, Inc: Meeting your Mining, Engineering and Petroleum staffing needs

Geotemps, Inc. is the expert you call for professional temporary or temp-to-hire staffing and recruitment services for Mining, Engineering, Petroleum, and beyond. As an occasional service or an external HR department, Geotemps works with clients to locate and employ the best match for clients’ immediate needs. Fundamental to our service is flexibility through the recruitment and placement of screened professionals while fulfilling state and federal requirements, saving time and expense. Geotemps promotes career investment as opportunity for corporate success. We are an established leader in professional personnel services to Industry; bridging the gap between success – and the personnel making it happen. Benefits include: Managing the administrative and payroll side of introductory and temporary personnel, allowing for improved productivity Insulating clients from work related employee overhead while providing ancillary human resources expertise Promoting career investment while providing management versatility in dynamic business environments Maintaining exceptional professional standards while providing focused recruitment Learn more about Geotemps at...

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Lifewater Engineering Company: Cold climate sewage treatment specialists
May18

Lifewater Engineering Company: Cold climate sewage treatment specialists

Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, Lifewater Engineering Company is a manufacturing and environmental engineering company who understands the harsh environment and unique needs of Alaska. Lifewater provides pre-engineered as well as custom manufactured wastewater treatment plants for residential, commercial, community or industrial needs. In addition, Lifewater can provide engineering consulting in the areas of wastewater treatment, water treatment and cold regions engineering. Understanding the unique needs of Alaskans and our environment, Lifewater understands the issues that affect projects in this state. From harsh weather to remote access and environmental concerns, they can provide state-of-the art solutions. They commonly design treatment systems for fixed wing or helicopter transport. To learn more about Lifewater Engineering Company visit their website at...

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