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Alaska teens propose Climate Change Task Force

A group of 22 teens from 11 rural and urban communities asked Governor Walker to establish the Climate Change Task Force on March 11 at the Capitol.
Anchorage airport planning to handle more traffic

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage airport officials are looking to manage increased traffic by improving existing infrastructure, without adding a new runway.
USFS rejects Chugach wilderness appeal

The U.S. Forest Service denied appeals from a coalition of groups unhappy with the plan for Alaska's Chugach National Forest, the country's second-largest national forest.
State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

Cook Inlet beluga whales won't be getting special protection under the Alaska Endangered Species Act, following a ruling by the Alaska Supreme court.
Court nixes more beluga protection

Cook Inlet beluga whales will not join the endangered species list.
Opinions differ wildly on Knik Arm bridge

Opinions differ widely on whether it is a good idea to build the Knik Arm bridge, estimated to cost between $400 million and $600 million.
Roadless comment deadline nears

Alaska environmentalists on Wednesday handed U.S. Forest Service officials more than 1,000 letters supporting an initiative that would ban road building and timber cutting in roadless portions of national forests.
Groups challenge new law aimed at curbing public-interest lawsuits

JUNEAU - An Alaska Native village joined with environmentalists and organizers of the Republican Moderate Party to dispute a new law aimed at curbing some public interest litigant lawsuits. They filed a lawsuit in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday alleging future disputes over major public policy issues will be affected. The lawsuit was filed one day before House Bill 145, passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Frank Murkowski, is to take effect.
My Turn: Preserving Alaska for Outside environmentalists

Deborah Williams' letter (Sept. 28) attempts to rebut Lew Williams' excellent piece (Sept. 17) on environmental organizations. With two Williamses involved, I have taken the liberty to refer to them as Deborah and Lew. Deborah's letter at best was astounding, at worst misleading. First, it was interesting what Deborah did not say.
Environmentalists oppose planned roadless changes

Alaska environmentalists say they've had to repeatedly jump through hoops to oppose federal plans for more roads in national forests.


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