Panel Discussion: The Taxes of our Future

2013-03-26 by

The Political Science Association and the UAA College Republicans hosted an academic and business panel discussing oil and gas taxes pertaining to the state and nation.

Panelists included Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Dave Harbour, publisher of Northern Gas Pipeline; Scott Goldsmith, economist and research analyst for energy and natural resources at UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research; and Forrest Nabors, professor of political science and former business owner.

A Q and A followed the panel discussion. The panel was introduced by Portia Watson, leader of both the College Republicans and the Political Science Association.

This event was recorded in UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307 on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

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UAA College Republicans
Contact site
UAA Political Science Association
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Forrest Nabors
Political science bio page

Fran Ulmer on 'The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaskans: What We Must Learn'

2012-05-22 by

Fran Ulmer’s years of service in Alaska include being mayor of Juneau, a legislator, two terms as lieutenant governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, chancellor at UAA and currently UAA’s Arctic Research Scholar. She also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

This podcast was recorded on April 18, 2012 at the UAA Campus Bookstore.

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NOAA Deepwater Horizon Archive
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Green & Gold
Fran Ulmer returning to UAA in new role
UAA Campus Bookstore

Alaska's oil tax plan debated by Deputy Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman and Rep. Les Gara

2011-11-15 by

By invitation from the student government at UAA, two state leaders faced off over the future of oil taxes in Alaska before an audience of about 50 in the Student Union at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Tangeman led off with a defense of the Parnell administration’s House Bill 110, which would ease taxes on oil companies. Gara defended the current tax structure under ACES, debated HB 110 and argued for his own adjustment, House Bill 231, which would allow for tax credits to oil companies that go after new oil, step up their drilling and build processing centers.

Links below point to news coverage of the debate and citizen groups following the tax discussion. Links to the debaters’ Powerpoints will be added as they become available.

This podcast was recorded Nov. 14, 2011.

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Alaska Dispatch
'Debating Alaska's oil tax regime'
Anchorage Daily News
'Alaska's oil industry tax issues debated at UAA'
'Oil tax debate comes to UAA"
Alaskans United
To stop our oil wealth giveaway
Make Alaska Competitive
Our economic driver is in decline

'Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic' with special guest Betsy Baker

2011-08-22 by News, Sports, and Art

The UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research presents, “Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic,” with special guest Besty Baker of Vermont Law School.

Hear Betsy Baker talk about recent initiatives from around the Arctic regarding offshore oil and gas regulation there. Dr. Baker is an associate professor at the Vermont Law School, as well as senior fellow for Oceans and Energy at the school’s Institute for Energy and the Environment. She discusses implementation of the Arctic offshore oil and gas guidelines developed by the Arctic Council’s Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group; the Canadian National Energy Board’s “Arctic Review,” and “A Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Resource Development Principles in Inuit Nunaat,” issued by the Inuit Circumpolar Council earlier this year.

This event is part of ISER’s “Understanding Alaska: Lunchtime Talks” series.

This podcast was recorded on Aug. 17, 2011.

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UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research

Managing Oil and Gas Risk in the Arctic Offshore: a panel discussion

2011-05-05 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA hosts a panel discussion where participants will address the issues and concerns involved in managing oil and gas risks in the Arctic offshore. The distinguished group of panelists includes Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; Catherine Foerster, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; Jeffery Loman, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement; and Karlene Roberts, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management.

This podcast was recorded on May 3, 2011.

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National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

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