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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/federal-water-rules-draw-opposition-sup
State | AK legislature
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...by 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/former-mine-manager-convicted-clean-wat
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072210/sta_680779839.shtml
News
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
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...BC and AlaskaOlding said the British Columbian government needs to augment its inspection procedures."Canadian environmental law and regulation has been knocked back in the last two decades," he said. "The mining industry is very important...

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