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Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

...in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes.Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, based...As part of a plea agreement, the company agreed to an environmental compliance plan for all floating drill units the United...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/arctic-offshore-drill-company-enters-gu
State
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...Alaskan fishermen, tourism operators and environmental groups, as well as some municipalities...Alaska's Congressional delegation and environmental regulators, and holding many meetings...Brent Murphy, vice president of environmental affairs for Seabridge Gold, the company...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...and the state will be forced by regulation to draft a new environmental statement and collect more public input. The residents...of a musty hard drive and put into the index of a fresh environmental assessment spurred by the drive and dreams of young, fresh...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/empire-editorial-road-without-end
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: 'Kayak Horizon'

...of the Chukchi, Yupik, Aleut, Inupiat and Inuit people). Used for hunting and trade, each kayak was designed to fit environmental challenges and people's needs. Earlier kayakers were some of the toughest, most skilled and ingenious people that ever...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/beaten-path-kayak-horizon
Outdoors
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...federal government to work from. Since the project began, DOT has spent $36 million on the Road - in predesign studies, environmental impact statements and staff time - $28 million of which was federal money.Ultimately, the state needs to dedicate...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...with communities across Southeast Alaska. This changed abruptly about a decade ago, when a ruinous combination of federal environmental policy and regulations, the 2001 Clinton roadless rule, the listing of the northern spotted owl, and ensuing litigation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
City slashes funding requests

...Treatment Facility has been designed and already has partial funding for construction of the plant, in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency standards. CBJ has already been granted an extension to have the filtration system in place by October...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/city-slashes-funding-requests
Local
Riley Paul earns all-conference soccer honors

...with everyone. I feel like we had a great team dynamic."Paul is majoring in geology and looking into a career in the environmental fields. He is currently taking wilderness first responder courses."I think some outdoor leadership programs would be...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-18/riley-paul-earns-all-conference-soccer
Sports
State launches program to track firewood moisture

...moisture content of firewood sold in neighborhoods regularly polluted by wood smoke.Officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, including state air quality program manager Cindy Heil, met with woodcutters Thursday to explain the program...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/state-launches-program-track-firewood-m
State
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...office of UAF's School of Natural Resources and Extension, said his findings are "noteworthy" because of efforts by environmental groups to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf and other wolves on Prince of Wales Island as an endangered subspecies. The...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-12/analysis-southeast-wolves-arent-subs
Outdoors

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