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Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...of humpback whales is gone, and it should be removed from the Endangered Species Act," Vincent-Lang said.Environmental groups have said North Pacific whales continue to be vulnerable to factors including increased shipping, climate change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...the health and safety of their citizens," several California state officials told the agency in a May letter.Environmental groups in Massachusetts, Washington and Alaska have raised concerns, but others say the proposal would bring needed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...of humpback whales is gone, and it should be removed from the Endangered Species Act," Vincent-Lang said.Environmental groups have said North Pacific whales continue to be vulnerable to factors including increased shipping, climate change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Village sues feds to open road in refuge

...Wildlife analysis saying the exchange could not compensate for the special qualities of existing refuge lands.Environmental groups strongly oppose the road for the precedent it would set in refuges and for damage it would create in world-class...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/village-sues-feds-open-road-refuge
State
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...Forest Service says.But in order for this to happen, a balance must be struck between the timber industry and environmental groups, according to forest supervisor Forrest Cole."For the past several decades we have a significant conflict with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/forest-service-will-get-publics-help-it
Local
Judge wants better rationale from Corps on CD-5 decision

...merits."Gleason also tossed a similar lawsuit filed by Center for Biological Diversity, finding that the Outside environmental group lacked standing in the case.The other plaintiff is Sam Kunaknana, who is represented by environmental law firm...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/judge-wants-better-rationale-corps-cd-5
State
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

...attracted the attention of environmental groups in the state because of a...governments.Also during the environmental groups' visit to D.C., they...had complaints from B.C. environmental groups.Zimmer was on a different...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/anti-ksm-groups-seek-federal-help
Local | Outdoors
Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...wolf found on Alaska's Prince of Wales Island will be considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act.Environmental groups announced Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had granted their request for an in-depth status...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/agency-review-archipelago-wolves
State
Farm bill includes payments to rural counties for federal land

...to improving forest management," Crapo said.Environmental groups called the provision a giveaway to the timber industry...public lands director of WildEarth Guardians, an environmental group based in New Mexico.Follow Matthew Daly on Twitter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/farm-bill-includes-payments-rural-count
State
Senator blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...land that we have fought for and we have worked for and we have raised our children up to honor and respect."Environmental groups bitterly oppose the road, noting that Congress in 1997 addressed King Cove transportation needs and appropriated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/senator-blasts-federal-rejection-refuge
State | AK legislature

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