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From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

...Board on Geographic Names fails to act "within a reasonable time." The board shares responsibility with the Interior Department for naming such landmarks. Q: ARE THERE ANY POSITIVES IN THIS FOR MCKINLEY?A: McKinley Presidential Library...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/mount-mckinley-mount-denali
State
A lack of (land) trust

...That belief was erased in 2013 when a U.S. District Court judge found the "Alaska exemption" void. The Interior Department crafted rules to allow tribes to put land into trust, but the state obtained an injunction against those rules...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/lack-land-trust
Local
Judge sides with Jewell in dispute over exploration

...exploration plans meeting certain requirements for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The state last year sued the Interior Department for refusing to consider an exploration plan for the refuge's coastal plain, calling it a violation of the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22/judge-sides-jewell-dispute-over-explora
State
Shell gets permits necessary for oil drilling in Arctic

...cap the well in case of a leak. That equipment is aboard a ship headed to Portland, Oregon, for repairs.The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement that Shell could submit an amended application...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22/shell-gets-permits-necessary-oil-drilli
State
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...cap a well in case of a leak. That equipment is aboard a ship headed to Portland, Oregon, for repairs.The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement that Shell could submit an amended application...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/shell-gets-permits-limited-oil-drilling
State
Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...wellhead to stop gushing oil after a blowout or connect to hoses to direct oil to vessels on the surface.The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement that Shell could submit an amended application...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/damaged-shell-icebreaker-arrives-oregon
State
Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

...Interior Secretary limited authority to conduct exploration to assess the resource potential.The law required the Interior Department to do a resource assessment that included seismic exploration for the purpose of preparing a report to Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/federal-judge-rejects-state-stance-anwr
State
Polar bears could feel global warming's bite by 2025

...gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.The U.S. Geological Survey, the Interior Department's research arm, said updated scientific models don't bode well for polar bear populations across the world...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/polar-bears-could-feel-global-warmings-
State
My Turn: The Shell Game

...responding to myriad requirements brought on by environmental lawsuits and regulatory indecision.Then, after the Interior Department approved Shell's detailed exploration plan in May allowing them to proceed, a second DOI agency, the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-09/my-turn-shell-game
Opinion
Groups want Shell's Arctic plans stopped after ship damaged

...bearing zones," the groups said.Shell hopes to begin drilling this month but awaits final permits from the Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Agency spokesman Guy Hayes did not have an immediate comment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-15/groups-want-shells-arctic-plans-stopped
State

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