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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
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
News
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
Group seeks state protection for bird

...Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday filed a petition to protect the Kittlitz's murrelet under Alaska endangered species law because of the effect of global warming on its habitat, the outflow of glaciers into ocean water. "The Kittlitz's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030609/sta_405807971.shtml
Minority questions cash for attorneys

...there are at least a dozen other state's rights cases in the works, including disputes over rights of way, endangered species law, submerged lands in Southeast, snowmachine access to Denali National Park and a federal proposal to ban roads...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031400/Loc_cash.html
Local
Environmental groups look to state for beluga protection

...federal request. But representatives for the groups say they decided to seek a state designation under Alaska's Endangered Species law to add another layer of protection for the belugas. Jack Sterne, an attorney for the environmental law firm...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101999/Loc_belugas.html
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