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Lawmakers urge more study of changes tribal recognition

...chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, sent a letter with four other lawmakers outlining their concerns to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell."We do not support the sweeping changes that have been proposed to the criteria," the lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-urge-more-study-changes-triba
State
Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...inadequate.The second rewrite resulted in a final study released by Feb. 12 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell within days is expected to issue a record of decision endorsing the revised environmental review and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/alaska-village-pulls-out-lawsuit-stalle
State
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...states in pushing back against areas of perceived federal overreach.A contingent of lawmakers met this week with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during her trip to Alaska, as did Walker, in hopes of impressing upon her the impacts that federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Letter: Secretary Jewell witnesses climate change

...out ironies or dissonance in a particular news story, so the article in the Monday, Feb. 16 Juneau Empire on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's impending visit to Alaska simply described her itinerary and what topics were planned to be discussed...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-secretary-jewell-witnesses-cli
Letters
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding village

KOTZEBUE - In temperatures slightly higher than Washington, D.C.'s, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a firsthand look Monday at the effect of climate change on an Alaska coastal community.Jewell visited Kivalina...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/interior-secretary-jewell-visits-erodin
State | AK legislature
Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

...Meanwhile, about 1,000 miles away, in Kotzebue, a contingent of House and Senate lawmakers is expected to meet with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.Here are three things to watch this week: Meeting JewellA group of lawmakers is scheduled to be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-16/jewell-meeting-murkowski-speech-things-
State | AK legislature
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...but has said a decision to move forward will depend on getting permits and legal clearance.In the announcement, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the Chukchi has substantial oil and gas potential as well as sensitive marine and coastal resources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/revised-arctic-offshore-drilling-review
State | AK legislature
Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

...pipeline to violate a 3-mile protective buffer around an important subsistence area known as Fish Creek.Walker and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell should have consulted the federally recognized tribe before discussing the project, tribal President...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/tribe-criticizes-walker-support-reserve
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...offshore drilling policy last week by Tommy Beaudreau, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's chief of staff, and she was told...position to comment on the details," he said.Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2012 said future Alaska offshore...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...July 2013. It was rejected by the Interior Department within weeks. The state filed suit in March 2014 to contest Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's rejection and moved for summary judgment in September.Following the hearing, Gleason said she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature

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