Alaska sues over Aleutian fish restriction

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- 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.
Write-ins lead in Alaska Senate race

Write-ins lead in Alaska Senate race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Rep. Don Young and Gov. Sean Parnell won in Alaska Tuesday, but the outcome of the U.S. Senate race remained in doubt, returns showed.

Alaska files offshore drilling suit

JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department is illegally blocking oil-and-gas drilling in federal waters off Alaska's northern coast, a suit filed by the state alleges.
Politics 2010: Alaska Gov. Parnell poised for first run at governor's seat

Politics 2010: Alaska Gov. Parnell poised for first run at governor's seat

Sarah Palin's departure from Alaska's governor's mansion paved the way for Lt. Gov.-cum-Gov. Sean Parnell to be the odds-on favorite in Tuesday's Republican primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Parnell vetoes oil and gas tax measure

JUNEAU, Alaska, April 30 (UPI) -- Decoupling oil and gas taxes would have a negative impact on natural gas projects planned for the state of Alaska, Gov. Sean Parnell announced.

Alaska gov. pushes to fund science center

JUNEAU, Alaska, April 9 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said he'd push to finance a new university science center in Fairbanks now rather than wait for a public vote on a bond measure.

Alaska sees China as energy partner

JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- China has a role to play in the Alaskan plans to develop its oil and natural gas ambitions, said Alaskan Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell.

Exxon Mobil lauds Alaska's gas potential

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Point Thomson gas field in Alaska is a key supplier to a North American market expecting substantial increases in energy demand, Exxon Mobil officials said.

Alaska eyes strong oil market

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Alaska may expect as much as $5 billion from oil revenue per year during the next two years as market prices experience a steady rise, officials said.

Parnell wants more Alaskan oil exploration

JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Further exploration of Alaskan natural resources is required as oil fields are showing signs of decline, said Alaskan Gov. Sean Parnell.

Alaska's Parnell pushes energy agenda

JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Alaskan leaders say expanding the state oil and gas sector will bring recovery to a market hurt by falling energy prices amid a global economic recession.

Alaskan governor backs OCS drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- An energy plan for U.S. markets must include a leasing program for exploration and development in the Outer Continental Shelf, the Alaskan governor said.

Parnell vows to continue gas work

JUNEAU, Alaska, July 27 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is expected to continue the advocacy campaign for the TransCanada pipeline as he takes the reins from Sarah Palin.
Parnell succeeds Palin as Alaska governor

Parnell succeeds Palin as Alaska governor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 26 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin officially stepped down as Alaska governor, turning the job over to Sean Parnell, who had served as her lieutenant governor.

Palin's replacement called conservative

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 4 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin's impending replacement as Alaska governor says he's going to continue her conservative, pro-development policies for the state.
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Sean R. Parnell (born November 19, 1962) is an American Republican politician who is the tenth and current Governor of Alaska. He succeeded Sarah Palin following her resignation, and was sworn in at the Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks on July 26, 2009. Parnell was elected to a full term as Governor in November 2010, becoming the first unelected Alaska Governor to be later elected in his own right.

Parnell was born in Hanford, California. He is the son of Kevin "Pat" Parnell, who owned a printing company in Anchorage. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, earning his B.B.A. in 1984, and University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law) earning his law degree in 1987. He is admitted to the bar in both Alaska and Washington D.C.

Parnell's father was the Democratic nominee for Alaska's at-large congressional seat running against incumbent Don Young in 1980. He served as a Democratic member of Alaska's state house from 1991 to 1993.

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