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State, King Cove, others appeal decision in road case

JUNEAU - The state is appealing the dismissal of a case challenging the U.S. Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.The state's appealing with the city of...
Alaska man searching for long-lost national park art booth when I called the Grand Canyon up because they were going to republish their poster. As I told the Interior Department, I stepped into the phone booth as a mild-mannered bespectacled dentist and I stepped out as Ranger Doug, Ranger...
Feds back Native group in artifacts probe of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint from an organization of Alaska Natives.The U.S. Interior Department said an investigation substantiated the complaint against Andover Newton Theological School filed in June by the...
Interior Department curbing future Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE - The Interior Department says it will not extend Arctic offshore leases held by Royal Dutch Shell and other companies in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern...
US official: Congress shouldn't control tribal recognition

...the changes finalized by the Interior Department over the summer lowered the...transparent and efficient process, Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Indian...pursuing it through the Interior Department and working with Montana's...
Probe finds EPA error caused mine spill

...digging into a collapsed and leaking mine entrance, Interior Department investigators concluded.The technical report...but don't receive significant expertise, the Interior Department's 132-page report concluded.Plugging abandoned...
Nation and World
Bush would move Interior Department to the West

...Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters from...unimpressed."Considering that 93 percent of the Interior Department's employees -67,000 out of 72,000 - already...
Nation and World
Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

...more oil in the trans-Alaska pipeline, which is running at about a quarter of its capacity. Walker said the Interior Department's decision left him with a "loss of hope, in some respects" about accomplishing that.Sen. Dan Sullivan...
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...The EPA's inspector general and the U.S. Interior Department are reviewing the incident, and EPA officials...said.McCarthy defended the independence of the Interior Department review, which comes at her request. While several...
Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

JUNEAU - A federal judge in Alaska on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought over the U.S. Interior Department's refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.In a written order, U.S. District Court...


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