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Cuts to fire protection matter everywhere in Alaska

...lessons learned. Last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted to increase the House cuts to the Department of Interior budget by $160 million. Interior Department funding was already suffering due to the sequester cuts, and pundits...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-03/cuts-fire-protection-matter-everywher
Letters
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...drill from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Both BOEM and BSEE are agencies of the U.S. Department of Interior. The company must also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-11/shell-clears-major-us-government-hurdle
State
Shell clears major govt. hurdle for drilling

...drill from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Both BOEM and BSEE are agencies of the U.S. Department of Interior. The company must also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/shell-clears-major-govt-hurdle-drilling
State
Company: Giant rig to be towed to Seattle

...drill from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Both BOEM and BSEE are agencies of the U.S. Department of Interior. The company must also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/company-giant-rig-be-towed-seattle
State
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...fighting wildfires this year would be in the range of $800 million to $1.7 billion.The Forest Service and the Department of Interior can transfer money from other programs once their fire suppressions accounts have been depleted. But Tidwell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/forest-service-chief-expects-busy-firef
State
Review of Shell's Arctic drilling plan begins

...would determine its course of action once it received that notice and know the ship's port-of-call.The Department of Interior last month said it affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/review-shells-arctic-drilling-plan-begi
State
Rule allows trust status for tribal lands

...Alaska are applauding a regulation that allows them to apply for federal trust status for their lands.The U.S. Department of Interior published a final regulation this week in a prolonged dispute between tribes, the agency and the state of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/rule-allows-trust-status-tribal-lands
State
Alaska Editorial: Continent's highest peak should reflect its heritage

...let alone move, they don't have to - the Ohio members' intent is to simply block the board from acting. The Department of Interior could change that policy, and should. But for nearly half a century, the department's leadership has proved...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-10/alaska-editorial-continents-highest-p
Opinion
Southeast AK village sues over nonrural status

...complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Agriculture Secretary and subsistence board chairman Tim Towarak.Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-05/southeast-ak-village-sues-over-nonrural
State
Southeast Alaska village sues over nonrural status

...complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary and subsistence board chairman Tim Towarak.Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/southeast-alaska-village-sues-over-nonr
State

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