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...paper to learn our new Department of Environmental Conservation leader spent much of her recent career as a timber industry lobbyist. According to the Anchorage paper, Ernesta Ballard headed up Cape Fox Corporation timber operations, worked for...
Tech Wit: The truth behind the debates

...the Commission on Presidential Debates since 1986. The commission is run by Frank Fahrenkopf, a pharmaceutical industry lobbyist. This could explain my need for extra-strength pain relievers while I'm watching the debates. Apparently...
Good luck, Mr. Brink

...program. Mr. Brink's return is the only latest step backward to the bad old days of Tongass management: timber industry lobbyist, Mark Rey is overseeing the Forest Service, the locally supported 1999 Tongass Land Management Plan was not defended...
How big does funding outcry have to be?

...been enough of a public outcry. What's the critical number? How many parents, students and educators equal one industry lobbyist? If critical mass is the standard, thousands of Alaskans must have petitioned the governor for multi-million...
Will cruise lines walk through Alaska's 'open door'?

...just about state taxes, but also about additional fees and the costs of meeting stiff environmental regulations, industry lobbyist John Binkley said. The costs are dipping into profit margins, causing cruise lines to look elsewhere to do business...
Like ravens, oil lobbyists are picking apart Palin's legislation least in daylight. It helps, too, for the industry lobbyist to find a committee whose members are sympathetic...circumstances. So stealth serves both the raven and the oil industry lobbyist. But both also use other means at their disposal...
Norton defends choice for special assistant to Alaska

...the nonprofit group that Toohey headed since 1996, Arctic Power, is funded by the state. "Rather than being an industry lobbyist, Cam Toohey is representative of the public, a voice of Alaska citizens," Norton said. The Interior Department...
My Turn: Taxpayer-subsidized logging is poor forest management

...areas alone. Taxpayers can expect to lose $150 million dollars or more during this five-year period. With timber industry lobbyist Mark Rey as the new undersecretary of Agriculture and Steve "never saw a road he didn't like" Brink as Region...
Woman Wall Street hates most is right for the job

...of time: Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in. Earlier this month, an industry lobbyist said Warren couldn't manage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a fair and balanced way because she wants...
Alaska Digest

...D-Anchorage, said Renkes is a potential liability in the negotiations. He questioned Renkes' past as an oil industry lobbyist and the ethical cloud around Renkes' connections with KFx Inc. "The people of the state deserve public servants...


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