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Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...billion from a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC.Conservation groups strongly opposed Arctic offshore drilling and say...lawsuit, with 15 plaintiffs, including mostly conservation groups, said the Bush administration rushed the sale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/alaska-village-pulls-out-lawsuit-stalle
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Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

A lawsuit filed by conservation groups to stop a federal Tongass National Forest timber sale was...still be too large and too damaging to the forest for the conservation groups to support it, Marvin said."If you consider that (the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | 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
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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-
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Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...have long been criticized by conservation groups that want to stop old growth...been appealed or litigated by conservation groups, according to a past Empire...of the timber industry and conservation groups as well as scientists on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
Bicknell spurns CBJ land swap

...the airport, and over time, the bright pink fireweed flower has flourished in the grit. Local residents and conservation groups such as The Territorial Sportsmen have lobbied passionately to save the fireweed and aesthetic view from commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-26/bicknell-spurns-cbj-land-swap
Local
Flipping Douglas Island

...and work with parties to help mitigate any potential impacts. Quiet on the western frontRegional environmental conservation groups have not yet expressed a view on West Douglas development.An official with the Southeast Alaska Conservation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

...would be used to offset impacts to habitat and subsistence resources and develop a regional plan.A coalition of conservation groups expressed disappointment with the decision, saying it would allow for construction of an 8-mile road through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/blm-clears-way-petroleum-reserve-develo
State | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...government. But those have dried up as litigation by conservation groups has become the norm.In a previous Empire report...in Craig. Before the sale was awarded, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature

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