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My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...standards set to protect aquatic life. Do salmon swimming in this water fare as well?His final point is that public interest groups - working to hold cruise ships to the Clean Water Act's creed that America's waters should be fishable and swimmable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
Pipeline inspected by WALL-E look-alike

...inspected as frequently as it needs to be," said Lois Epstein, an engineer and the board president of public-interest group Pipeline Safety Trust.She said the newest pig should alleviate that problem.A 2011 leak in an underground line...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07/pipeline-inspected-wall-e-look-alike
State
Alaska pipeline inspected by tiny WALL-E look-alike

...inspected as frequently as it needs to be," said Lois Epstein, an engineer and the board president of public-interest group Pipeline Safety Trust.She said the newest pig should help alleviate that problem.A 2011 leak in an underground...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/alaska-pipeline-inspected-tiny-wall-e-l
State
Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature

...shelve the bill followed weeks of lobbying by competing interest groups over whether to make California the next state to...the church found itself on the same side as other interest groups at the statehouse, including the Medical Oncology...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/catholic-church-gets-win-liberal-cali
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Emmitt Smith, rapper Flo Rida out of Miss USA; Macy's dumps Trump

...were American-made."Both Macy's and NBC totally caved at the first sight of potential difficulty with special interest groups who are nothing more than professional agitators," Trump said.Besides Smith and HGTV's Scott, Miss USA listed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/emmitt-smith-rapper-flo-rida-out-miss
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The State needs legislative leadership

...leadership, or doesn't. You be the judge of this year's session. As a state, we can either become divided, as each interest group seeks a disproportionate share of a shrinking budget, or we can come together and share the cost of safe roads...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-15/state-needs-legislative-leadership
Letters
Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...Klobuchar's office has acknowledged that an aide was aware of it.The pot of money at issue was quite small, but outside interest groups, including Planned Parenthood, got involved and the bill stalled, even as lawmakers in both parties bemoaned the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/obama-ag-nominee-confirmation
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My Turn: Since time immemorial

...grueling and disconcerting. In a spirit of honest negotiation, we met with community representatives and different interest groups throughout the region and country in nearly 300 meetings.The staunch opposition we encountered, characterized at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-time-immemorial
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...the routine behind-the-scenes collaboration between government agencies such as the EPA and anti-development interest groups to fix the outcome of decisions.The Freedom of Information Act responses obtained by the Pebble Limited Partnership...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-05/alaska-editorial-judge-puts-brakes-ep
Opinion
Treadwell comment period skates to a close

...through increased entrance fees but also through increased patronage."An empowered board might move toward special interest groups," Myrtle said. "It doesn't need to be maxed out all the time with hockey players and figure skaters, and displace...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-26/treadwell-comment-period-skates-close
Local

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