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My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...developers designed mining plans, prepared an Environmental Impact Statement, or applied for the necessary Army Corps of Engineer permits. Tom Collier, CEO of the Pebble Partnership, stated it's "causing significant and even critical harm...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion
For Juneau's planning commission, peonies have thorns

...the channel by barge and boat.Most of the two tracts are forested wetlands, but according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the first work will be done on "uplands" territory not considered proper wetlands. Although the total area is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/juneaus-planning-commission-peonies-hav
Local
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...major reason the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is also investigating the possibility...in Nome. In March 2013, the Corps of Engineers released a preliminary study...end of the year, according to Corps of Engineers Alaska spokesman Curt Biberdorf...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/bering-straits-native-corp-seeks-land-f
State
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...construction period," Long said.Federal marine habitat impact mitigation plans - which the project's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permit is contingent upon - are currently being worked out, Long said."Now it's close enough to fully...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/breakwater-next-step-sewards-developmen
State
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...EPA may restrict or deny the placement of materials at sites specified in permit applications submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers. Before the Obama administration, EPA invoked its veto authority just 12 times, and only after formal environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-04/my-turn-far-fetched-scenarios-possibl
Opinion
Judge wants better rationale from Corps on CD-5 decision

...District Court judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not provide an adequate rationale for its decision...on the plaintiffs' Clean Water Act claims.The Corps of Engineers was joined in its defense by Arctic Slope Regional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/judge-wants-better-rationale-corps-cd-5
State
Outgoing Owen recalls 2 decades mastering harbor

...made the permanent move.First he attended the University of Washington and then served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers for 24 years."Mostly stateside work building roads and culverts," he said.He said his experience and connections...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-12/outgoing-owen-recalls-2-decades-masteri
State
Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

...salmon.An early phase of that process called for the state, those behind the proposed mine and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to submit information showing mining-related discharges wouldn't produce "unacceptable adverse effects" to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/watchdog-reviews-epa-handling-alaska-mi
State
Opinion: DOT's highways to nowhere

...legislative approval and without the permits required by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.In 2005, the Million Dollar Bridge was repaired at a cost of $17 million. DOT justified the expense by claiming...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-30/opinion-dots-highways-nowhere
Opinion
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

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