Earlier this month, Department of Natural Resources employees received an email from a Deputy Commissioner, saying that their mission statement had been changed.
ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska sued Friday to overturn the listing of beluga whales in Cook Inlet as an endangered species, saying the federal government overreached in its conclusion that the animals were not recovering.
ANCHORAGE - A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Anchorage Superior Court seeks to stop development at the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska, saying the state's Department of Natural Resources violated the Alaska Constitution by granting permits allowing exploration.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it would hand off wastewater discharge permitting authority and enforcement in Alaska to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
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