Alaska Election Update: Gov. Parnell Falls Behind and Don Young Wonders About “Ocean Assification”

By: Friday October 3, 2014 6:20 pm

So much money is being spent on radio and television political ads in Alaska, especially in the U.S. Senate race, that some TV programs are starting five minutes behind, so the stations can rake in as much dough as possible. Both Sen. Mark Begich, and his GOP opponent, former Alaska Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, are right around the $10,000,000.00 mark.* But PAC’s and SuperPAC’s are spending millions more on this important race. This spending level is entirely unprecedented in Alaska – for any race.

 

Shell Oil Rig Kulluk Being Ground into Razor Blades on Rocky Alaska Beach, Questions Arise

By: Tuesday January 1, 2013 5:33 pm

Shell claimed at the start of the aborted 2012 drill season to have spent about $4.5 billion on its Alaska Arctic offshore drilling project. This season was quite expensive too, perhaps costing over a billion dollars before this catastrophe. Cleaning up its mess is going to be very expensive. And fighting renewed efforts to keep Shell out of Alaska waters may cost more scores of millions.

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