Residents of Talkeetna, Alaska, were asked to evacuate as recent heavy rains caused a nearby river to flood, officials said.
With most of the oil- and gas-rich North Slope of Alaska available for drilling, an advocacy group questioned why more was needed.
Canadian pipeline company TransCanada said the lower 48 U.S. states will still need natural gas despite Alaskan interests in tapping into Asian markets.
A move to consider getting natural gas from Alaska to markets in Asia represents a welcome shift in strategy, lawmakers said.
House legislators divided along partisan lines during a hearing examining whether to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.
Alaska is taking the right step by setting goals to increase domestic energy production and Washington should follow suit, a natural resources official said.
Alaska will not let the public view for free former Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mails in Anchorage, requiring costly copying and shipping, the governor's office says.
An Alaska lawmaker introduced an amendment Friday that would give oil companies a tax break provided they pledged to increase production.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is accusing the Obama administration of hobbling the U.S. economy by stifling domestic oil production.
Alaska Tuesday filed suit over the federal government's plan to limit fishing in the Aleutians in order to maintain the food supply of the Steller sea lion.