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Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

...evacuations.In a written order, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said there was no violation of a federal environmental law.Congress, in 2009, passed legislation authorizing a land swap for a single-lane gravel road between King Cove...
State, King Cove, others appeal decision in road case

...Interior secretary was required to comply with a federal environmental law as part of the determination on whether to carry...Judge H. Russel Holland found no violation of the environmental law and said the 2009 legislation didn't include a...
Navy to limit some training that harms whales, dolphins in Pacific

...northern Florida.U.S. District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway ruled in March that the fisheries service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans. The military branch, she said, also failed to take a hard look at alternatives...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...helped give rise to the modern environmental movement and led to passage of some of the nation's most important environmental laws.Nevertheless, the new spill from a ruptured underground pipe is being held up as another reason to oppose such...
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