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Book Turns Spotlight on Oil and Gas Impacts

Image Courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky

Author and journalist McKibbenJackinsky can trace her ancestry back to the founders of Ninilchik. She owns property there, passed down for generations. After reporting extensively on oil and gas exploration on the Kenai Peninsula, Jackinsky found herself at the center of the story when she received a letter offering to lease her property. Her new book delves into her family’s decision not to allow the exploration –and with a journalists eye she tells the stories of others faced with similar choices. 

This June, Jackinsky’s book came out. It is titled Too Close to Home?: Living with 

Credit Photo Courtesy of McKibben Jackinsky
McKibben Jackinsky.

  “drill, baby” on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

· On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Jackinsky will host a discussion of her book at The Peddler in Ninilchik at 7 p.m.

· On Saturday, Sept. 10, she will give a reading and presentation at Gulliver’s Books in Fairbanks at 1 o’clock.

· She’s back on the Peninsula at the Soldotna Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m.

· She will present the book at the Alaska Historical Society Conference in Juneau Sept. 21-24.


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Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage.