State residents should review a draft climate plan that balances the need for oil and gas revenue against environmental issues, Alaska’s governor and lieutenant governor said. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot published a draft climate policy that states developing oil and gas resources can be part of a responsible and diverse economic plan. “Development of these resources can be consistent with continued diversification of the economy, increased opportunities for citizens, and an intentional focus on clean energy investments,” the draft stated. “The state recognizes its obligation to encourage this strategic transition, while strengthening Alaska’s economy.” The state Department of Revenue expects prioritizes petroleum in its state revenue for fiscal year 2018. In total, the department said revenue […]