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Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...issue there."Some First Nations blame relaxed environmental laws for the disaster."We are deeply concerned about...to augment its inspection procedures."Canadian environmental law and regulation has been knocked back in the last...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/advocates-tailings-dam-breach-warning-a
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...get to 'yes' faster."BC's development push and assessment and regulatory process, Canada's changing environmental laws, Alaska's recourse - or lack of it - should something go wrong, Alaska and the U.S.'s input in the process...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/judge-wants-better-rationale-corps-cd-5
State
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...environment," they wrote. "Habitat destruction is the most common reason for species decline."Alberta's nonprofit Environmental Law Centre, which "provides objective information and respected advice," wrote that Canada's changes to the Fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
Opinion: Alaska's environmental standards aren't the best in the world

...are the highlights from my search:? The 2014 Environmental Performance Index, conducted by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, ranks 178 countries on how well they perform on protection of human health from environmental harm and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/opinion-alaskas-environmental-standar
Opinion
Changes sought for endangered species act

...environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.A group of 13 GOP lawmakers representing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/changes-sought-endangered-species-act
State
Cantwell to Obama: Limit Bristol Bay mining

...political report intended to harm our project's ability to apply for permits and receive an objective review under the environmental laws of our country."Critics have expressed concerns that the EPA report could be used to pre-emptively veto the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-24/cantwell-obama-limit-bristol-bay-mining
State
Professor: BC's carbon tax lowered pollution

...encourage the collective population to do something about it.Stewart Elgie, University of Ottowa professor of environmental law and economics, presented a potential solution to Southeast's climate change problems. It's simple, he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-20/professor-bcs-carbon-tax-lowered-pollut
Local
Aboriginal chiefs, Canada PM meet amid protests

...to review sections of two budget bills that amend environmental laws. They are also demanding that a formal process...bill that affects Canada's Indian Act and amends environmental laws.Protesters say Bill C-45 undermines century-old...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-14/aboriginal-chiefs-canada-pm-meet-amid-p
State

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