My Turn: Murkowski's permitting changes put Taku River salmon at risk

...salmon. These changes are the move of the Habitat Division from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to the Department of Natural Resource and changes to the Alaska Coastal Management Program. It is no secret that the Habitat Division was moved...
Alaska Digest

...prevent sexual assaults and other crimes of opportunity. Parks committee announces vacancy JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Natural Resource's Division of Parks has announced an opening for a Southeast resident on one of its advisory boards, the...
Land grants worry villages

...considered remote and best suited for general-use recreation or cabin sites, said Bob Loeffler, director of Department of Natural Resource's Division of Mining, Land and Water. But out of all the state lands selected for the university, the...
Feds come around to state coastal revision

...the state resubmitted its plan in April with some changes, said Randy Bates, deputy director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resource's project management and permitting division. One of NOAA's criticisms was that the state didn't conduct...
Fort Knox Mine seeking permission to heap leach gold

...covered with the removed soil, and planted with native vegetation. Hughes, who said he plays a role in the Department of Natural Resource's large mine permitting team, said the Fort Knox proposal looks sound. "They've done their homework...
Bristol Bay stakeholders to address Legislature over Pebble Mine information from Pebble that dismisses any claims of affecting the fish. Tom Crafford, director of the Department of Natural Resource's Office of Project Management and Permitting, said there have been observations and assessments done previously...
Gas line issues deserve debate

...through the TransCanada-owned pipeline. A Nov. 9 Anchorage Daily News editorial indicated that senior Department of Natural Resource officials do not support the bullet line. I urge the public to ask questions and the Legislature to hold...
Threat to pull out of coast plan

...hopes for resolution. "I would just as soon keep the program," said Bill Jeffress, director of the state Department of Natural Resource's office of habitat management and permitting. But Jeffress said NOAA's mandates for the state plan would...
Governor hires ex-oil lobbyist as new director

...longer ConocoPhillips," he said. Before Gallagher's 10 years with ConocoPhillips, he worked at the state Department of Natural Resource for 10 years, often in the Division of Mining. Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, formerly an oil and gas...


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