Alaska

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Alaska (; ; ; ; ) is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of the country's West Coast, just across the Bering Strait. A semi-exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and southeast and has a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.

Alaska is by far the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total area than the next three largest states Texas, California, and Montana combined, and the seventh-largest subnational division in the world. It is the third-least populous and the most sparsely populated state, but by far the continent's most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel, with an estimated population of 738,432 as of 2015—more than quadruple the combined populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. The state capital of Juneau is the second-largest city in the United States by area, comprising more territory than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware.

Alaska was occupied by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The state is considered the entry point for the settlement of North America by way of the Bering land bridge. The Russians were the first Europeans to settle the area beginning in the 18th century, eventually establishing Russian America, which spanned most of the current state. The expense and difficulty of maintaining this distant possession prompted its sale to the U.S. in 1867 for US$7.2 million, or approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

While it has one of the smallest state economies in the country, Alaska's per capita income is among the highest, owing to a diversified economy dominated by fishing, natural gas, and oil, all of which it has in abundance. United States armed forces bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy; more than half the state is federally owned public land, including a multitude of national forests, parks, and wildlife refuges.

Alaska's indigenous population is proportionally the highest of any U.S. state, at over 15 percent. Close to two dozen native languages are spoken, and Alaskan Natives exercise considerable influence in local and state politics. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published January 2009
...URS Alaska LLC...
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Published February 2, 2015
...Alaska LNG Project...

Report Number(s): Docket no. PF14-21-000 USAKE-PT-SRREG-00-0001 USAI-EX-SRREG-00-0001

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Published February 2, 2015
...Alaska LNG Project...

Report Number(s): Docket no. PF14-21-000 USAKE-PT-SRREG-00-0001 USAI-EX-SRREG-00-0001

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Published February 2, 2015
...Alaska LNG Project...

Report Number(s): Docket no. PF14-21-000 USAKE-PT-SRREG-00-0002 USAI-EX-SRREG-00-0002

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Webpage linking all PDF files for Report no. 2 along with list of all volumes in this Draft resource report
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Published February 2, 2015
...Alaska LNG Project...

Report Number(s): USAKE-PT-SRREG-00-0003 USAI-EX-SRREG-00-0003

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by Butt, Steve, Fauske, Dan, Meznarich, Darren
Published September 5, 2014
...BP Alaska LNG LLC...

Report Number(s): Docket No. PF14-...-000 USAI-PE-SGEIS-00-0003

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Published May 12, 2007
...Alaska. Legislature (25th, 1st session : 2007)...

Report Number(s): HB0177F SCS CSHB 177(FIN) 28-GH1060\T

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Published April 8, 1977
...El Paso Alaska Company...

Report Number(s): Docket nos. CP75-96, et al. Docket no. RM77-6

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Published October 7, 1996
...BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc....
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Published May 2011
...Alaska Pipeline Project (APP)...

Report Number(s): CAAG-TR-SPENV-000004

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by Bothelo, Bruce M.
Published May 29, 1998
...Alaska. Attorney General's Office...

Report Number(s): File no. 883-98-0083

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by Colberg, Talis J.
Published June 5, 2007
...Alaska. Attorney General's Office...

Report Number(s): File no. 883-07-0065

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