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My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...a business founded by his grandfather and run by his brother. Its subsidiaries have been penalized by the EPA for Clean Water Act violations. RMP itself paid $450 million to settle a lawsuit over asbestos related personal injury claims. And...
Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

...that coal dropped into the ocean by the Alaska Railroad at its Seward Coal Loading Facility would violate the federal Clean Water Act.The ruling was made in a lawsuit brought in December 2009 by Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska chapter...
My Turn: What's the moral of the story when it comes to Pebble?

...a Pebble Mine development, and determined that the Clean Water Act would certainly be violated. Even if there were no...proponents are saying; instead, it proactively applied the Clean Water Act to protect these precious waters, waters that support...
Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

...EPA's review of whether to impose restrictions on development, through a rarely invoked process under the federal Clean Water Act, could take a year. The agency's regional administrator, Dennis McLerran, said he was taking notes from the...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...published procedures for implementing this part of the Clean Water Act, the EPA administrator "may prohibit the specification...all sizes, storm water runoff is regulated under the Clean Water Act. The state Department of Environmental Conversation...
Fishing businesses upset with senator on EPA bill

...its so-called "veto authority" under the federal Clean Water Act.Nineteen individuals signed onto a letter to Alaska's...this year that it was initiating the process under the Clean Water Act in relation to the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's...
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...far-fetched, all of them ? and more ? will be possible if the dramatic expansion of EPA's power under the Clean Water Act continues unchecked.At issue is Section 404(c) of that law, relating to permits for projects that generate...
Judge wants better rationale from Corps on CD-5 decision

...The CBD and Kunaknana cases had previously been merged by Gleason.Gleason made no decision on the plaintiffs' Clean Water Act claims.The Corps of Engineers was joined in its defense by Arctic Slope Regional Corp., the North Slope Borough...
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

...environmental crimes in Alaska." He suggested that issue be investigated.The probe into possible violations of the federal Clean Water Act was carried out last August. Parnell called it a "complete overreach" and referred to it as a raid carried out...
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My Turn: Bristol Bay Salmon - Alaska's chance for an enduring resolution

EPA has invoked its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay salmon from the mining of the...rightfully protect waters of Bristol Bay using the Clean Water Act, it does not, nor should it, decide state land use...


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