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Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

...establish dens. But the agency acted based on the best data available from polar bear experts as is required by endangered species law, he said."The service had to make a judgment call based on limited data," Stockman said.Polar bears...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/court-hears-polar-bear-habitat-argument
State
Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

...establish dens. But the agency acted based on the best data available from polar bear experts as is required by endangered species law, he said."The service had to make a judgment call based on limited data," Stockman said.Polar bears...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/federal-appeals-court-hears-arguments-p
State
Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

...requires designating critical habitat, and bans destruction or "adverse modification" of the habitat.Under endangered species law, the agency has 12 months from submission of the petition to conduct a status review, which considers information...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Rules await travelers with walrus ivory, baleen

...items for a range of infractions. The stuffed leopard cats and the bottle of snake wine, both from Asia, defy endangered species laws. Bags of raw walrus tusks and stacks of whale ribs run afoul of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Boxes of canned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-19/rules-await-travelers-walrus-ivory-bale
State
Group to sue to force polar bear recovery plan

...and could not immediately respond.In announcing the listing, then-Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said endangered species law would not be used to set climate policy or limit greenhouse gas emissions, a rule affirmed by the Obama administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-16/group-sue-force-polar-bear-recovery-pla
State
Noting challenges, agency writes polar bear plan

...habitat, is projected to disappear each summer.In the same announcement, then-Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said endangered species law would not be used to set climate policy or limit greenhouse gas emissions, a rule affirmed by the Obama administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-28/noting-challenges-agency-writes-polar-b
State
Alaska officials say endangered species law is being misused, call for reform

ANCHORAGE - The endangered species law is being used to gain control over landscapes and seascapes rather than to protect species, according to the Alaska wildlife official...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-11-16/alaska-officials-say-endangered-species
State
Alaska Atty Gen outlines endangered species fight

...Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has outlined plans for ramping up the state's fight against expanded use of endangered species laws. Sullivan told the House Finance Committee in Juneau on Tuesday that he will approach other states to tell them...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012810/sta_555995571.shtml
state
Republican lawmakers target Endangered Species Act

...the 38-year-old law.Of the nearly 2,000 U.S. and foreign plant and animal species that the nation's endangered species law protects, only two dozen have "recovered" to the point where they could be taken off the endangered list...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2011-12-30/republican-lawmakers-target-endanger
Outdoors
Judge tells Interior to clarify polar bear status

...and melting ice in the Arctic Ocean. The Obama administration upheld the Bush-era policy, declaring that the endangered species law can't be used to regulate greenhouse gases emitted by sources outside of the polar bears' habitat. If the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/sta_723848872.shtml
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