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My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...comments.Among other shortcomings in the 2006 EIS was the $270 million construction cost...public uproar.Even if the 2014 supplemental EIS is more defensible, I don't believe it...public complaints about the supplemental EIS. If concerns brought to DOT are ignored...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
NOAA to prepare bowhead subsistence harvest EIS

...prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to support the setting of annual quotas...for 2013-2017. NOAA last prepared an EIS for this purpose in 2008 for the years 2008-2012...Whaling Commission based on analysis in the EIS. The AEWC then directly manages the subsistence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-09-22-0
State
Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...stance one way or the other.In the 700-page supplemental EIS, released late last month, the DOT put forth eight alternatives...Two more hearings on the Juneau Access Project's supplemental EIS will take place this month, one in Haines today and another...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
My Turn: If we build it, almost no one will come

...similar highway links from coastal communities. The supplemental EIS, released in September, doesn't explain why DOT decided it...enhanced ferry system alternative analyzed in the supplemental EIS. So, DOT can no longer tell us that the Juneau Access is about...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-if-we-build-it-almost-no-one-
Opinion
My Turn: State must finish Lynn Canal access EIS

...Purpose and Needs Statement" in the Draft EIS. Second, one publicly casts aspersions...of work, which in this case is the Draft EIS. Third, one ridicules not only the results...conservative approach used by DOT in the Draft EIS, it is very likely that his results would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010902/opE_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Airport EIS process invites public comment

...to prepare comments for us to consider in developing the EIS. This EIS is important to everyone in Juneau. It will evaluate proposed...site has been established for the project at www.jnu-eis.org that provides information about the EIS. It also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071201/opE_EIS.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: The facts and figures so far behind the Juneau Access EIS

...supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Juneau Access Project. Field...written. We are on schedule to have the EIS available for public review this coming...Skagway) is $265 million. In the 1997 draft EIS, the estimate was $232 million and in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011604/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Heliport EIS to broaden its focus

...An environmental impact statement, or EIS, will help address questions about ownership...available in the community," he said. "The EIS wouldn't be starting from scratch; there's...million, Gilbertson said. In comparison, an EIS for a second Gastineau Channel crossing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031003/loc_heliport.shtml
News
My Turn: Yes to an EIS, a JDHS, and an October bond

...the mother-of-public meetings on the EIS issue. After days of public testimony...voted 6-3 to move forward with the road EIS. It was criticized for not following the...Knowles vetoed the funding to finish the EIS. Improved ferry service has received support...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092902/opi_myturn4.shtml
Opinion
My turn: Cole does some fancy work on Kensington EIS

...mine included) which usually are found in final EIS appendices. Mr. Cole's EIS only printed and responded to the comments of selected...were probably more directly involved in steering the EIS away from the obvious project impacts. It remains...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061505/opi_20050615010.shtml
Opinion

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