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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...Stung by a recent vote in Congress, national conservation groups are mustering opposition to the increasing call...a more responsive decision making."For many conservation groups, the Senate vote narrowly endorsing Murkowski's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...announced Thursday the organizations had filed notices of appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals."The conservation groups argue that it undercuts the region's $2 billion fishing and tourism industries while continuing an unsustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
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
Shell seeks order to remove protesters from rig

...Shell hopes to use for Arctic offshore drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast.Conservation groups oppose Arctic offshore exploratory drilling, saying oil companies have not demonstrated they can clean up a major...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/shell-seeks-order-remove-protesters-rig
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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
Greenpeace boards Arctic offshore drill rig in Pacific

...intends to use this year if it obtains the necessary permits.Arctic offshore drilling is bitterly opposed by conservation groups that claim oil companies have not demonstrated they can clean up a major spill in ocean water choked with ice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/greenpeace-boards-arctic-offshore-drill
State
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
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

...whales.Rod Moore of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association said the fishing industry shared the concerns of conservation groups and sport fishermen who wanted to be sure that forage fish were protected.Paul Shively of The Pew Charitable...

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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