Humpback Whale Spouting, Shelter Island

Something to Spout Off About


The Alaska Legislature accomplished something. Something that’s actually positive. The state senate and the state house have both adopted into law, pretty much unchanged, Governor Walker’s proposal to buy out TransCanada and fund some of the initial work to get the gas line going. Sure, it took 12 days to accomplish, an unreasonably long time…

Beaufort Sea Program Area, 2017-2022

The State of Alaska: Spoiled Child or Self-Destructive Jerk?


All of Alaska’s elected officials had derided, bewailed and bemoaned the horrible wrongs done to Alaska by the Bureau of Ocean Management’s Five-Year Plan for Alaska’s arctic waters. Governor Walker wouldn’t even rule out secession. Joe Vogler lives on. Now WC is on record objecting to oil and gas drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi…