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Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Jimmy Carter's ill-fated attempts to reign in the Bureau of Reclamation, the Bureau's infighting with the Army Corps of Engineers over who gets to build what where: it's all here.In addition, Riesner does a thoroughly entertaining job of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
Sen. Finance unveils draft budget bill

...an additional $400,000 to support state efforts to move toward taking over the lead role from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a dredge-and-fill permitting program. A Senate subcommittee had cut $750,000 from the $1.4 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/sen-finance-unveils-draft-budget-bill
State | AK legislature
Sen. Finance pushes $9.1B op. budget

...approved allowing the state to evaluate the benefits, costs and consequences of taking the lead role from the Army Corps of Engineers in the dredge-and-fill permitting program. The House cut the requested funding in its version of the budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/sen-finance-pushes-91b-op-budget
State | AK legislature
House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

...effort approved by lawmakers last year to allow the state to move toward taking over the lead role from the Army Corps of Engineers in the dredge-and-fill permitting program, and $2.4 million for the Alaska Youth First Program, a grant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/house-finance-proposes-91b-operating-bu
State
EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

...Alaska - though no final decision has been made.While the rarely used EPA process is underway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot approve a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine project.The announcement Friday follows release of an EPA...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/epa-starts-process-could-restrict-pebbl
State | AK legislature
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...in response to an actual mine proposal."The state, those behind the proposed Pebble Mine and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had 15 days from Friday's announcement to submit information showing no "unacceptable adverse effects" to aquatic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/geraghty-pushes-back-epa-process-over-p
State | AK legislature
Subcommittee cuts dredge-and-fill money

...approved allowing the state to evaluate the benefits, costs and consequences of taking the lead role from the Army Corps of Engineers in the dredge-and-fill permitting program. Those permits seek to regulate the discharge of materials dredged...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/subcommittee-cuts-dredge-and-fill-money
State | AK legislature
Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...Shishmaref would like to see completion of a 3,000-foot seawall that was put in place through U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects. Only half that length of the wall was built before funding dried up, Weyiouanna said.The Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/residents-eroding-village-seek-federal-
State
Corps of Engineers advances Arctic port study

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to recommend a configuration of port facilities in western Alaska that could serve ships sailing to Arctic waters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-06/corps-engineers-advances-arctic-port-st
State
Alaska Editorial: Oil work creates some disruption

...on that pad long before ACES was replaced this year. The primary obstacle to the CD-5 work was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' hesitancy to issue a key permit.However, the company said other planned projects, such as the Greater Moose's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-24/alaska-editorialoil-work-creates-some
Opinion | AK legislature

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