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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.

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State
USFS rejects Chugach wilderness appeal

...people wanted to see more areas set aside for conservation, said Bobbie Jo Skibo, program coordinator for Alaska Center for the Environment. "I'm upset," Skibo said. "A lot of people put their blood, sweat and tears into the public process...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/063004/sta_chugach.shtml
News
State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

...whales might be facing extinction and focused on technical legal issues, said Randy Virgin, director of the Alaska Center for the Environment. "I feel like the canary is lying dead in the cage and we're jumping up and down screaming about it and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080304/sta_beluga.shtml
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Court nixes more beluga protection

Cook Inlet beluga whales will not join the endangered species list.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082201/sta_belugas.shtml
News
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082205/sta_20050822011.shtml
News
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090601/Loc_roadlesscomment.shtml
Local
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091103/sta_leglawsuits.shtml
News
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100102/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Environmentalists oppose planned roadless changes

Web links For more, go to Roadless Area Conservation: www.roadless.fs.fed.us/ Alaska Center for the Environment: www.akcenter.org Alaska Chapter, Sierra Club: http://alaska.sierraclub.org . ANCHORAGE...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111004/sta_20041110032.shtml
News
Pipeline incentives clear first legislative hurdle

The federal energy bill passed this week in the U.S. House includes incentives toward the construction of a proposed $20 billion natural gas pipeline. Gov. Frank Murkowski and one of the gas companies involved are optimistic the project will proceed to the next engineering phase.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112003/bus_pipeline.shtml
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