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Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE - The Department of the Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/shell-gets-ok-arctic-drilling
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...Drill, baby drill!"That's the punchline. You already know the joke.This week, President Obama and the Department of the Interior upheld a 2008 Arctic lease sale, allowing Royal Dutch Shell to return to exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-03/empire-editorial-advance-cautiously-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.The issue before Gleason is whether the U.S. Department of the Interior should accept an application for a limited winter exploration program in a part of the coastal plain set aside...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
After federal announcement, governor talks secession

...for drilling.Even without official designation, the president has issued an executive order that directs the Department of the Interior to treat the refuge's coastal plain as if it were wilderness. "They can treat it ... as if it had the blessing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/after-federal-announcement-governor-tal
State | AK legislature
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska: Part 2

...was the recent addition of a white couple (Etta and Foster Jones) sent there by the Alaska Indian Service, Department of the Interior, to teach school and send weather reports to the Weather Bureau.In January 1942, all non-Native women and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-28/forgotton-battle-alaska-part-2
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...expected. The Washington Post reports that the Department of the Interior will this week set certain parts of the Arctic Ocean off-limits to drilling. The Department of the Interior also could impose "additional limits on oil...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...any more studies of Alaska federal lands for the purpose of a land grab unless Congress approves.The U.S. Department of the Interior's Emily Beyer said in an email that conservation planning for ANWR is an ongoing "broad-based planning effort...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature
Recent Alaska books

...around since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Author Douglas Vandegraft, who has worked as a cartographer for the Department of the Interior Since 1983, is in Juneau this week for a book launch tour."Beers of the North: A Field Guide to Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/recent-alaska-books
Art
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

ANCHORAGE - The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
New Alaska books

...around since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Author Douglas Vandegraft, who has worked as a cartographer for the Department of the Interior Since 1983, is in Juneau this week for a book launch tour. He'll be signing books at the Alaska Hotel & Bar...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/new-alaska-books
Art

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