Friday, May 25, 2018

Podcast: Setting Alaska’s Table: Cathy Foerster

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One of the reasons I started the Alaska Energy Dudes and Divas podcast was to help Alaskans weed through the sound bites, and noise surrounding issues that impact or our state. Alaska’s lifeblood is the Trans Alaska Pipeline (TAPS), and the priority must be increasing oil production through TAPS. Increased oil production is key to Alaska’s future. Alaska is at a crossroads, and much of the fiscal hardship we have experienced is due to policies. Alaska can turn things around with leadership, and a focus on TAPS.

I wanted my first podcast guest to be Cathy Foerster,  Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) Commissioner.  All roads to increased oil production travel through the AOGCC.   Commissioner Foerster is due to retire in 2019, and it is important that the next Governor appoint a AOGCC Commissioner that has the same passion Commissioner Foerster has for Alaska 

Commissioner Foerster has always put Alaska first.  I would like to thank Cathy Foerster for her service to Alaska, and her leadership will be missed.  

Enjoy the podcast

Good News: Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission http://alaskaenergydudesanddivas.blogspot.com/2018/03/good-news-alaska-oil-and-gas.html

 



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Podcast: Alaska Energy Dudes and Divas


I will be launching the Alaska Energy Dudes and Divas Podcast in May 2018.  The podcast will be weekly discussion on issues that impact you, and your family. 

I am excited, and appreciate all the support I have received in my efforts to educate Alaskans.  Guests have been booked through the end of August. It is important that Alaskans understand the issues going into this election cycle. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

$20 for your PFD Raw Data

Registered to vote twice
Deborah Brollini
Alaska Energy Dudes and Divas

You were automatically registered to vote against your will when you signed up for your PFD due to a voter initiative passed in 2016. Lucky for me, the initiative registered me to vote twice. I thought it was funny when I testified to Senate State Affairs. But, it’s not.

The Division of Elections will be selling your raw data from your PFD application to whoever wants it for $20 bucks. The data sold will be right down to your address, your precinct, phone number, and your email address. The PFD Division testified this morning that your social security number, and your drivers license number are ‘secure’ and would not be shared when the data is transferred from the PFD Division to the Division of Elections.

I am a technical writer, and I have concerns regarding ‘opt-in,’ and opt-out’ language that will be options for Alaskans who will be completing their PFD online applications. Senator John Coghill offered an amendment in Senate State Affairs that would ask Alaskans if they want to ‘opt-in’ to registering to vote, which I support. You should not be forced to register to vote.

Alaskans overwhelmingly supported the PFD voter registration initiative. However, Alaskans did not vote to have their PFD raw data compromised, and/or their PFD data sold for $20.00. Sen. Peter Micciche, Sen. Sen. Natasha Von Imhoff, and Sen. Anna MacKinnon grilled the Division of Elections, and the PFD Division this morning during a Senate Finance Committee meeting. The Senators raised some serious issues regarding our constitutional right to privacy, and our PFD raw data.

I have been stalked and harassed through interstate lines by a journalist. I do NOT want my cell number sold for $20.00 to anyone. The Division of Elections will be sending out letters to Alaskans asking if they want to ‘opt-out’ of their PFD/voter registration information being shared, and/or sold to third -parties. It is important for Alaskans to OPT-OUT. You will have 30 days to respond.

Senate Finance Co-Chair Senator Anna MacKinnon set the bill aside.

OPT-OUT when you get your letter from the Division of Elections.

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Deborah Brollini's PFD Voter Initiative Blog Post
http://alaskaenergydudesanddivas.blogspot.com/2016/11/proposition-1-pfd-automatic-voter.html?m=1

The PFD Voter Registration Initiative's largest donor was the out-of-state organization The New Venture Fund.

The New Venture Fund donated $819,000. Alaskans donate $2,913.00

New Venture Fund
http://www.newventurefund.org

Prop 1 PFD Voter Registration Initiative Campaign Manager Joins the Walker Administration
http://mustreadalaska.com/governor-walker-beefs-up-campaign-staff-on-public-dime/ 

APOC Income Report
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbijwn69mb1fvhy/Prop%201%20-%20PFD%20Income.pdf?dl=0

SB 186
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/30/Bills/SB0186A.PDF

SB 186 - Committee Substitute
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=SB0186B

SB 186 - VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee Hearing April 10, 2018 - SB 186 begins at 44:00 http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Meeting/Detail?Meeting=SFIN%202018-04-10%2009:00:00


 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Good News: Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Unbelievable testimony from Alaska Oil Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) Commissioner Cathy Foerster to Senate Resources. All roads to Alaska's prosperity lead through the AOGCC.

Commissioner Foerster did offer some good news for Alaskans
"there was no decline"