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A truth-challenged view of land trust land in the Lower 48 states.Fourth, trust land does not mean "all zoning, fishing, hunting, licensing, environmental law and law enforcement (are) no longer a state matter." Rather than Ms. Downing's scary "islands of sovereignty...
My Turn: Decision time looms for Gov. Walker

...and while the federal government co-oversees the trust land, with all zoning, fishing, hunting, licensing, environmental law and law enforcement no longer a state matter. In fact, the tribe becomes the regulatory arm as well as the judicial...
Multi-degree earning student returns to Juneau, helps families

...Gard also holds two bachelor of arts degrees in art and English from the University of Nevada, Reno; a masters of environmental law from Vermont Law School; and a teaching credential from Sierra Nevada College.In the past, Gard has worked as...
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra Club and the Alaska Wilderness League through nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice over the Big Thorne sale on Prince of Wales Island. The sale is currently being litigated...
Federal water rules draw opposition, support

...already covered under the Clean Water Act of 1972.Brian Litmans, senior staff attorney for Trustees for Alaska, an environmental law firm, said the rules clarify existing language and would help capture some water that should have been under the...
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Audubon Alaska and Alaska Wilderness League - continue to be represented by environmental law organization Earthjustice in the appeals.SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin said in an email that the groups...
State | Local | AK legislature
Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

ANCHORAGE - The former manager of a western Alaska mine has pleaded guilty to violating federal environmental law.Robert Pate, the former general manager of Platinum Creek Mine, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Clean Water Act and...
Judge halts oil, gas development on Chukchi Sea

...saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold the drilling rights. The lease sale...missing before the sale was relevant or essential under environmental law, or whether the cost of obtaining that information...
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Wilderness League are the three plaintiffs listed on a complaint filed in U.S. district court for Alaska by nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton...
Judge wants better rationale from Corps on CD-5 decision

...Outside environmental group lacked standing in the case.The other plaintiff is Sam Kunaknana, who is represented by environmental law firm Trustees for Alaska. The CBD and Kunaknana cases had previously been merged by Gleason.Gleason made no decision...


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