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Alaska pipeline anxiety spurs governor's plea for Obama to open oil taps

Halt in pipeline operations will spell end of oil on North Slope, warns academic
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 05:50
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Noting that the US economy will rely on oil & gas as it transitions to other forms of energy, Mr Obama says his administration will allow Arctic oil exploration at only the highest safety standards possible.

Washington

ALASKA Governor Bill Walker has a message for President Barack Obama: Fill the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System while you still can.

The United States agreed earlier last month to allow Royal Dutch Shell plc to resume Arctic oil exploration, yet state officials say it may