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Alaska authorities dispute GAO call for oil cleanup standards

...Alaska, though it cautioned that those figures are preliminary since they are based on industry estimates. Assistant Interior Secretary P. Lynn Scarlett said in a letter to the GAO that her agency generally agrees with the report's findings...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070902/sta_cleanup.shtml
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GAO criticizes Interior Dept. for brushing off global warming

...long-range planning, management of resources and setting of scientific priorities. In response, James Cason, an assistant interior secretary, told the GAO that an agency task force with nearly 100 people began meeting in April to study climate change...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090707/sta_20070907031.shtml
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Republican leaders want tribal status considered

...people," said Joe Williams of Saxman, vice chairman of the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council. Neal McCaleb, the assistant Interior secretary for Indian Affairs, told the tribes he personally opposes any review of Alaska tribal status that could undermine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012702/sta_tribes.shtml
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Obama designates 200,000 square miles in Alaska for polar bears

...agencies from taking actions that may adversely affect critical habitat and interfere with polar bear recovery. Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland called the habitat designation a step in the right direction to help polar bears stave off extinction...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102309/sta_508165634.shtml
Native elder tells drilling proponents, 'Chill, baby, chill'

...Wilderness League. The group met with several high-ranking officials from the Obama administration - including Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland and Larry Echohawk, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs - as well as members of the Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111209/sta_515559893.shtml
Drilling in ANWR may be shelved until election

...where and what it's attached to," said Eleanor Huffines, regional director of The Wilderness Society. Assistant Interior Secretary Rebecca Watson said earlier this week a real effort to work out a solution to ANWR drilling probably won't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061804/sta_anwr.shtml
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Plundering the planet

...of Land Management operatives to those who covet North Slope oil. Just because the appointed boss, Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Chad Calvert, signed an order allowing drilling - can't you resist it? Isn't this like the excuse of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011706/let_20060117003.shtml
Opinion
Feds seek more time for decision on listing polar bears

...a deadline for a final decision and three conservation groups sued. In the government response Thursday, Assistant Interior Secretary Lyle Laverty said the department needed until June 30 to complete a legal and policy review of the proposed...

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