JUNEAU - One of the governor's permitting bills has hit a speed bump in the Senate, where rural lawmakers have raised concerns about the impact it will have on tribal organizations and citizens. HB77, from Gov.
JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced legislation aimed at improving the permitting process in Alaska, but critics fear it will hurt the public's ability to participate in permitting decisions.
JUNEAU - The state is defending the validity of permits for a south-central Alaska coal mine and pushing back against a federal agency's involvement in the matter.
JUNEAU - The state's natural resources department will have to justify its rationale for how it designated land use in the Bristol Bay region nearly a decade ago, a process that could have ramifications for the proposed Pebble Mine.
Several McGrath bears return home; Exploration gold drilling to begin on Ester Dome; Troopers crack down on illicit drugs and alcohol; Delta Junction fire burns past Sand Creek; Hiker killed in fall on East Twin Peak
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Mining companies told state lawmakers gathered for a conference on the future of resource development in the Interior that too few qualified workers is putting a strain on the industry.
The Lake Dorothy Hydro project must be found consistent with standards of the Alaska Coastal Management Program before the following state and federal authorizations may be issued.
Gov. Frank Murkowski, in a session with the Daily News-Miner editorial board Friday, was asked whether he would do anything different if he had the opportunity to redo events of the last week regarding debate within his administration about the proposed natural gas pipeline.
W.R. Tonsgard Logging and Lumber, operated by William "Shorty" Tonsgard, has filed a notice with the state about plans to harvest timber on 135 acres of property near Herbert River. The discussions come at the request of Juneau Assembly members.
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