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My Turn: State is prepared to walk its salmon talk

...quality data standards. In August, my office will host a meeting to listen and engage tribes, fishermen/women, conservation groups, industry, federal government, congressional delegation, state legislators, and local governments. We will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-19/my-turn-state-prepared-walk-its-salmo
Opinion
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...granted very, very late in the process," he said.Conservation groups since the 2008 lease sale have had success delaying...and are trying again. In a letter Tuesday, 10 conservation groups urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to enforce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/shell-heads-alaska-while-awaiting-final
State
Seattle needs permit for oil

...We're very happy," said Patti Goldman, managing attorney with Earthjustice, which sued the port on behalf of conservation groups. She added that Monday's decision "will obviously keep a cloud over the permit.""This is a dispute between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/seattle-needs-permit-oil
State
Canadians, Americans, call for safer tailings storage in BC

...Eighty-seven Alaska Native tribes, members of B.C. First Nations, businesses, prominent individuals, scientists and conservation groups signed the letter. Just days after the Panel released its report, B.C.'s Ministry of Energy and Mines issued...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/canadians-americans-call-safer-taili
Outdoors
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...sale happened in February 2008. Shell was the most active bidder and spent $2.1 billion on Chukchi leases.Conservation groups strongly oppose Arctic offshore drilling, claiming petroleum companies have not demonstrated they can clean up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/shell-gets-ok-arctic-drilling
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

Juneau-based conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental...notices of appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals."The conservation groups argue that it undercuts the region's $2 billion fishing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Board of Game rejects wolf buffer zone near Denali National Park

...around Denali, reported the Alaska Dispatch News.Board members discussed why wolf pack numbers are so low. Conservation groups claimed eliminating the buffer zones in 2010 have contributed to the decline.In testimony to the board on Friday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-15/board-game-rejects-wolf-buffer-zone-nea
State
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...industry shared the concerns of conservation groups and sport fishermen who wanted...The Pew Charitable Trusts, a conservation group, said in a statement: "This...approach."Geoff Shester of the conservation group Oceana said he hoped the ban...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
Quiet ceremony concludes Sealaska land transfer after years of work

...Why am I doing this?"He said he was glad that they never gave up the fight, even with some opposition from conservation groups, who he said were given 150,000 acres of old-growth timber as a compromise.The 150,000 acres will be deemed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-07/quiet-ceremony-concludes-sealaska-land-
Local
Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

...facilities to load pipe, drilling mud and everything else needed for a complex underwater drilling operation.WHY ARE CONSERVATION GROUPS OPPOSED?People concerned with a warming planet object to additional fossil fuel development. They worry that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/debate-over-arctic-drilling-whats-stake
State

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