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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.
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...
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

...Association of Village Council Presidents. They joined the lawsuit with the Republican Moderate Party Inc., the Alaska Center for the Environment, Northern Alaska Environmental Center and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. The groups also allege...
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

Web links For more, go to Roadless Area Conservation: Alaska Center for the Environment: Alaska Chapter, Sierra Club: . ANCHORAGE...
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.


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