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Mine project to subpoena ex-EPA official

JUNEAU - The group behind the Pebble Mine project is asking for a former Environmental Protection Agency official to be subpoenaed as part of their lawsuit against the agency.The Pebble Limited Partnership alleged that EPA violated a federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/mine-project-subpoena-ex-epa-official
State
Study: Chronic fatigue among air controllers

...officials posted the study online Monday, hours after The Associated Press reported the findings - and noted that agency officials had declined to furnish a copy despite repeated requests over the past three months, including a Freedom of Information...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/study-chronic-fatigue-among-air-contr
Not For Web
NSA collection of US phone records no longer an issue

...Act.Still, the current legislation would hardly count as a defeat for the NSA, Snowden's former employer. Agency officials, including former Director Keith Alexander, have long said they had no problem with ending their collection of...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/nsa-collection-us-phone-records-no-l
Regional News
Murkowski spokesman: Plans for 24-hour crossings at Hyder

...being finalized.Local officials in Alaska and Canada said they heard about the plan from a Canada Border Services Agency official. The agency's media relations office said there was nothing specific to report.The crossing was closed to overnight...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/murkowski-spokesman-plans-24-hour-cross
State
New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...found that most Internet companies censor posts by curating sets of sensitive keywords (provided by government agencies, officials and common sense), which are fed into software that matches them to actual usage. Posts which don't trip the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/new-censorship-study-reveals-what-bei
Opinion
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

Big changes are coming for the Tongass National Forest. Agency officials should seize the opportunity to make a clean break with their turbulent past, and do this as quickly as possible. Much good will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and clarifying existing law, not creating new regulations. Agency officials say they want to make clear to the public which existing regulations take precedence over state and local law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...Act to protect the region's world-premiere sockeye salmon fishery from large-scale mining.In a letter to agency officials that day, Geraghty called the EPA's actions premature and said they prevent the state - the majority landowner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/geraghty-pushes-back-epa-process-over-p
State | AK legislature
No more trans fat: FDA banning the infamous artery-clogger

...declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern."Agency officials say they have been working on trans fat issues for around 15 years and have been collecting data to justify a possible...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-11-08/no-more-trans-fat-fda-ban
State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan

...will not yet say if they will legally contest an adverse decision.In a statement, Parnell said he believes senior agency officials will see things that way the state sees them."I am confident the director will take a hard look at the (regional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-31/state-appeals-interior-denial-anwr-plan
State

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