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Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea in 2008.The U.S. Interior Department has since laid out a timeline for completion of a new environmental review, targeting early next year for the...
Village sues feds to open road in refuge

...Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected...notice that it also would sue. Interior Department spokeswoman Emily Beyer said...court in Anchorage claims the Interior Department's rejection is a violation...
Groups seek protection of yellow cedar trees

ANCHORAGE - Four conservation groups have petitioned the Interior Department to list an iconic Alaska tree as threatened or endangered because of climate change.Yellow cedar for centuries has been carved...
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

...And that's what the plan submitted to the Interior Department by Gov. Parnell proposes: 3-D seismic having high energy potential. Refusal by the Interior Department and the Fish and Wildlife Service to follow a process...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...most likely be polluted and undoubtedly the cleanup will be very extensive and labor intensive."In Washington, Interior Department spokesman Steve Goldstein said efforts had begun to evacuate waterfowl, sea otters and other wildlife from the...
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...commitment from the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Janice Schneider, to improve the Interior Department's permitting process and provide greater regulatory certainty for oil and natural gas exploration in the Arctic...
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Residents of eroding village seek federal help

...firm commitments on funding during this week's visit.Nedra Darling, an Indian affairs spokeswoman for the Interior Department, said officials are in the early stages of working with the community.
Begich blasts Arctic drilling 'naysayers'

...drilling.Begich, in a statement Monday, said if his colleagues had "done their homework," they would know the Interior Department had conducted such a review earlier this year. He said the department also is putting additional safeguards in...
Alaska Scientist reprimanded over emails settles case

...prompted by a complaint from an Interior Department employee who alleged that...release of emails that an Interior Department official said were cited by...100,000 but cannot seek Interior Department work for five years. His...
House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

...for oil and natural gas.One of the bills that are expected to win approval later Wednesday would restrict the Interior Department from enforcing proposed rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. A second would...


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