Calgary Herald Editorial. The Ballad of Wiebo Ludwig. Despite the unsolved killing of teenager Karman Willis on his Trickle Creek commune and his conviction as an oilfield bomber, the headstrong radical Wiebo Ludwig may well go down in history, or at least in the eyes of many, as an Alberta folk hero.
Commentary: We Offer Our Readers this Anchorage Daily Planet editorial by Paul Jenkins, who correctly 'outs' the 'It's Our Oil' crowd (See our own coverage here, NGP Photo of David Gottstein, with advocacy pin) -dh. Here is something interesting. Have you seen the TV ads by an outfit calling itself “Stand Up, Alaska,” purportedly a group of ordinary Alaska citizens anxious to head off what they call a “$10 billion giveaway” in tax reductions for the North Slope oil companies?
Two Lines from Two Actors
A Brief Play By
Vince: "It's Our Oil!" (Shouted with emotion as if to emphasize knowledge, commitment.)
Vance. "Really?" (With eyebrows raised, questioning logic of leasing out an asset then claiming it is "ours" to justify the most anti-competitive, unsustainable tax/regulatory structure in the free world.)
The organization -which has the look of something cobbled together on a kitchen table to provide political cover for Dems and fellow travelers in Juneau who are trying to sabotage oil tax reform - wants to keep sticking it to the North Slope oil companies. After all, it says, “it’s our oil,” even though it is not. “Our oil” is the royalty we get. The rest we sold and now tax. What this decidedly left-leaning bunch apparently really supports is Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share oil tax, foisted on Alaska by Sarah Palin to steal about $2 billion more annually from the companies’ shareholders than the state actually needs for its operations. Government for profit. A swell idea..
ADN by Richard Mauer. Oil Tax Heads To Expected Floor Vote.
Consumer Energy Alliance's Steve Pratt (NGP Photo-r) reflected great credit on his organization as he...
...educated the Channel 13 Audience on the Alaska Political Insider program co-hosted by Mark Colveccio and Doreen Lorenz (NGP Photo).
Juneau. (Juneau) - The House Special Committee on Energy held a hearing this morning to discuss the short and long term stability and reliability of natural gas from the Cook Inlet fields, which supply Southcentral Alaska with heat and power.
~ Rep. Lance Pruitt (NGP Photo)
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