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...federal government finally acknowledge what we've been fighting for with our federal delegation for years."Interior Department officials cautioned that they were in the early stages of a multi-year process, with Jewell saying they were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...pass in the Republican-controlled Congress. The Interior Department can decide administratively to remove ocean areas...the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said the Interior Department could not comment on Murkowski's remarks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...country," said New Jersey Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, and Rep. Frank Pallone, in a statement.Interior Department officials cautioned that they were in the early stages of a multi-year process, with Jewell saying they were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...drilling, Rep. Kim Elton of Juneau was the sole vote against it, and he later went on to serve in Obama's Interior Department.At that time, this newspaper declared that supporting the ANWR resolution and opening the coastal plain to drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...exploration plan in July 2013. It was rejected by the Interior Department within weeks. The state filed suit in March 2014...about drilling. This is only about whether the Interior Department will accept our application for a limited non-drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...brought by the state over the Interior Department's refusal to consider a...future generations."The Interior Department issued a comprehensive plan...staff in the last few days.Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...Obama and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced in March 2010 that a planned 2011 lease sale in what the Interior Department refers to as the North Aleutian Basin would be canceled. Salazar cited a lack of infrastructure and the bay's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...Chukchi Sea leases, but regulatory hurdles remain before offshore oil development can occur.The BOEM, part of the Interior Department, released a draft revised supplemental environmental impact statement Oct. 31 for Sale 193.That sale was conducted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Murkowski ready to lead Senate Energy Committee

...is poised to take the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that has jurisdiction over the Interior Department. It's a powerful position for the senior senator from Alaska, given the role the agency plays in a state where...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/murkowski-ready-lead-senate-energy-comm
State
Watchdog: Indian schools appear to violate rules

...oversight of the schools.The Interior Department's inspector general investigation...within 12 months of joining the Interior Department.A department contract specialist...but referred it back to the Interior Department for further action, which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-08/watchdog-indian-schools-appear-violate-
State

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