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Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.The fuel tax will fund the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Prevention and Response division, which cleans up about 2,000 crude oil and refined fuel spills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/gov-signs-first-tax-increase-10-years
State
Air Force finds contamination in Moose Creek wells

...Moose Creek.Eielson Air Force Base began testing wells in May for contamination that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said was likely caused by firefighting foam used from 1970 to 2000, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/air-force-finds-contamination-moose-cre
State
Sitka company fined $75,000 for improper fish waste disposal

...Seafoods pipe was discharging waste at a depth of three feet, above the 60-foot requirement.Department of Environmental Conservation compliance manager Mike Solter says waste released in shallow water can pile up and smother the sea floor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-22/sitka-company-fined-75000-improper-fish
State
Battle over blackwater

...specialists who report to the heads of cruise line companies and send findings to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are on board to test this wastewater regularly. But instead of ships being required to meet water quality guidelines...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/battle-over-black-water
Local
Toxic algae bloom arrives in Southeast Alaska

...Environmental Health for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said the division will soon begin testing...so based on the advice of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said Scott Kelley, the Douglas-based...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/toxic-algae-bloom-threatens-shellfish
Local
Fourth of July food, merchandise vending permits available

...Designated locations, the food vending area design, fee information, insurance and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation requirements are available upon request. TheDEC requires food vendors to obtain food service certificates...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-07/fourth-july-food-merchandise-vendin
Neighbors
State workers, departments honored

...B Detachment, Alaska State Troopers (Public Safety) Innovation in Cost-savings Award: Kristin Ryan (Environmental Conservation) Leadership Award: Verdie A. Bowen, Sr. (Military and Veterans Affairs)The Innovation in Cost-savings...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/state-workers-departments-honored
State | Local
My Turn: EPA is at it again

...on its problematic Waters of the United States new rule.Let us not forget that Alaska has a Department of Environmental Conservation and local planning and development ordinances. These work well to balance the need to protect our environment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-26/my-turn-epa-it-again
Opinion
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

...minority members of the House and Senate Finance committees, checked off on the budgets for the departments of Environmental Conservation; Labor and Workforce Development; Law; Military and Veterans' Affairs; Public Safety; Revenue; the office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14
State | AK legislature
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...News reported.The leftover clams showed elevated levels of saxitoxin when tested at the state Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Health Laboratory.DHSS says the person had typical PSP symptoms within 30 minutes of eating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State

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