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Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

...already have three tidewater ports in south-central Alaska and we don't need to waste public money on another," Bob Shavelson of Cook Inletkeeper said in the release.Sullivan said the port "will be South-central's future industrial center...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot

...Alaska," Colt said.Voters will have to decide whether the package of projects is a good investment, he said.Bob Shavelson, advocacy director for Cook Inletkeeper, a nonprofit group aimed at protecting the Cook Inlet watershed, said the...
Federal appeals court allows railroad extension

...We're very happy, and we knew the (Surface Transportation Board) had acted accordingly and had followed NEPA."Bob Shavelson, with Cook Inletkeeper, said there are already three tidewater ports in Southcentral Alaska."It doesn't make...
House passes bill on drilling permits, firing ranges

...came to Juneau with a 'sky-is-falling' appeal after losing its case before the state's highest court," said Bob Shavelson, executive director of Cook Inlet Keeper. In addition to undoing the court decision, the bill would undercut a lawsuit...
Keep ears tuned for special interests're fishing this summer, keep your ear tuned for another run at our fish-protection standards. Because Alaska's fisheries and the families they support are too important to waste on special interest favors. Bob Shavelson Homer
New keeper program set to launch in state

...of acres of beluga whale habitat and kept a close eye on the health of Cook Inlet salmon streams," said director Bob Shavelson. Now a second keeper program in Alaska is joining Cook Inlet Keeper. Late year, residents in Prince William Sound...
Groups protest agencies' policy to speak with one voice

...all the agencies to fall into lockstep with the governor's position and they will not tolerate any dissent," said Bob Shavelson, executive director of Cook Inlet Keeper, a Homer-based pollution watchdog group. Gov. Frank Murkowski has made...
Cook Inlet oil and gas leases win federal agency's approval

...they feared that federal and state moves to reduce environmental regulations would increase the risks of drilling. Bob Shavelson, director of the Homer-based group Cook Inlet Keeper, dismissed the environmental concessions as window dressing...
Forests decimated by beetles slated for harvest

...second most important priority," area forester Jim Peterson said. The sales raise some environmental concerns, said Bob Shavelson, director of the Cook Inlet Keeper, a Homer-based organization that conducts water-quality research. Shavelson...
Alaska regulators want authority to grant own water discharge permits

...In the past two years, we've seen so many rollbacks and state secrecy that have hurt water quality," said Bob Shavelson, the Cook Inlet Riverkeeper. He criticized the department for slashing funds for citizen groups monitoring water...


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