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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
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
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
Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...Shell's Arctic drilling fleet has "an abysmal track record when it comes to water pollution and compliance with environmental laws".Curtis Smith, a Shell spokesman in Alaska, said in an email Wednesday that the company doesn't comment on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/plan-allow-shell-oil-drilling-fleet-sea
State
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
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
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
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

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