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Alaskans get $1,174 checks from state's oil wealth
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1536763:MV8xNjQ2ODY3XzI3MjA1MzY1XzVBMDQwQjY3] I wish the north eastern states would do this for the hydrofracking.. And not because it takes away any natural beauty but for any effects it has on the water table. Why should people be forced to have crappy water just so a company can make some profits? Any company who is risking the water tables and supplies this way aught to be paying those effected for filters and access to clean water. [/quote]
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most Alaska residents will soon be getting a check for $1,174 simply because they live there.
Each person's share of the state's vast oil wealth was announced with much fanfare in Anchorage Tuesday, with Gov. Sean Parnell ripping open a gold-colored envelope to reveal the number. This day is so widely anticipated in Alaska that the announcement of the Permanent Fund Dividend amount was carried live on television statewide, and dozens tuned in to watch a live webcast by the governor's office.
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