My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...quality and mining regulations, and environmental review. Canada has significantly reduced the stringency of its environmental assessment processes and denied...size and threat, a more thorough environmental review. While thousands of Alaskans...
How to keep our kids in Juneau

...followers would lead you to believe that state, federal and environmental money will sustain us, but we all know that this money is rapidly drying up. As soon as the environmental groups finish their work here, they will move on to save another...
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental organizations have taken their lawsuits against the U...Alaska Wilderness League - continue to be represented by environmental law organization Earthjustice in the appeals.SEACC Executive...
State | Local
Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...Management Service had conducted a flawed environmental analysis before the sale in the...rushed the sale and used a deficient environmental review.Federal courts twice ruled that the pre-sale environmental analysis was inadequate.The second...
Senate passes resolution opposing Aleutians marine sanctuary

...Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution opposing a new marine sanctuary in the Aleutian Islands.Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in December petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to create a sanctuary of 554,000 square nautical...
Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

JUNEAU - The group behind the proposed Pebble Mine has hired a consulting firm to review whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "acted fairly" in evaluating potential large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region.Pebble Limited...
Little oil, no impact: Officials say Auke Bay unfazed by Feb. 22 spill

...appeared to be used oil, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation."Our primary concern is protecting the safety...p.m. that day.Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation responders estimated the spill area was 500...
Sullivan talks states' rights, AKLNG

...The interview has been edited for length. Q: You said in your talks today that 36 states are aligned against perceived Environmental Protection Agency overreach. Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, has introduced a resolution asking for an amendment of...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...accomplishments are described as "enlightened activism" in the environmental, political and social realms. As a conservationist, she...surrounding substance abuse and literacy, in addition to environmental efforts. She helped to establish the Sitka Women's Commission...
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...near Kodiak Island in 2012. Its drilling contractor, Noble Drilling, was convicted of violating environmental and safety rules.Environmental advocates say the Arctic ecosystem is too fragile to risk a spill, and cleanup would be difficult...


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