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My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...focus and will be a major hub for operations for oil and gas companies, arctic and non-arctic nations, and environmental groups due to the reasons enunciated earlier in this article. A number of factors make the Arctic attractive (low political...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals.Several state and national groups, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/plan-allow-shell-oil-drilling-fleet-sea
State
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...before it can make a final affirmation of the sale.Environmental groups could sue the agency over future Chukchi Sea drilling decisions.Environmental groups bitterly oppose Arctic offshore drilling and say...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/revised-arctic-offshore-drilling-review
State | AK legislature
Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...seems to validate the concerns of many Southeast Alaskan tribal organizations, fishermen, tourism operators and environmental groups. The report also says that the odds of a tailings dam breach in British Columbia are unacceptably high, and that...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/mount-polley-report-two-dams-expecte
Outdoors
Electrifying eco-tourism

...can run the business very differently than if I finance it," Varness explained.He's been reaching out to environmental groups as well, hoping they will support an initiative that would use renewable energy from Juneau's hydropower grid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

...companies to explore for oil and gas in the Atlantic in the meantime, which is the initial step prior to drilling.Environmental groups were quick to criticize the proposal, saying offshore drilling had not gotten safer in the years after the BP...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...companies to explore for oil and gas in the Atlantic in the meantime, which is the initial step prior to drilling.Environmental groups were quick to criticize the proposal, saying offshore drilling had not gotten safer in the years after the BP...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Letter: Environmental groups speak for the people

...Sept. 21 editorial, the Juneau Empire berated environmental groups for various lawsuits against "The Road," the...Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental groups for what they have accomplished, and I am sure...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-23/letter-environmental-groups-speak-peo
Letters
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...motions to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against a proposed timber sale by the U.S. Forest...Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental groups. The second Earthjustice lawsuit alleges the 2008...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...one medium-sized sawmill remains.)The environmental groups' litigation strategy is to stop the harvest...invite further litigation from the same environmental groups.The environmental groups' main contention in the Big Thorne litigation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion

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