Lunchtime Talk: Regulating Offshore Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic

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.
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Research Matters #55: Alaska’s Health-Care Bill: $7.5 Billion and Climbing

Health-care spending in Alaska reached about $7.5 billion in 2010, according to new estimates by Scott Goldsmith of ISER and Mark Foster of Mark A. Foster and Associates. For comparison, that’s close to half the wellhead value of all the oil produced in Alaska in 2010. The definition of health-care spending is broad, including not only spending for hospitals, doctors, and medical tests, but also prescriptions, nursing homes, medical equipment, and more.…

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