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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
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

President Obama's decision to designate part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as untouchable "wilderness" shouldn't have come as a surprise to Alaskans, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature
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
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

On Sunday, President Obama declared war on Alaska. So say Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan. In a statement released on the first day of the week, the president announced that he plans to ask Congress to declare 12.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

The first skirmish - some say it may be the main battle - in the state's effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska: Part 2

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the battle for Alaska during World War II. Part two looks at the Japanese invasion of Attu. Part three, which will publish Jan. 5, details the U.S.'s counteroffensive to retake the village.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-28/forgotton-battle-alaska-part-2
Neighbors
After federal announcement, governor talks secession

Gov. Bill Walker said he will "consider all options" when asked if he will consider Alaska's secession from the United States after President Barack Obama said he will ask Congress to designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness and limit offshore drilling in the Arctic.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/after-federal-announcement-governor-tal
State | AK legislature
Recent Alaska books

The following partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past year incorporates two previous lists published in the Arts section (in July and October), as well as more recent titles.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-01/recent-alaska-books
Art
New Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 4-11, here's a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to be published soon. For a list of Alaska books published earlier this year, visit http://juneauempire.

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

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