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Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

...In a decision issued Tuesday, Gleason upheld Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's interpretation that her authority...gas development in the coastal plain but gave the Interior Secretary limited authority to conduct exploration to assess...
Judge sides with Jewell in dispute over exploration

JUNEAU - A federal judge has sided with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell over whether Jewell must approve exploration...Sharon Gleason wrote that Congress authorized the Interior secretary to approve limited-duration exploratory activity...
Groups want Shell's Arctic plans stopped after ship damaged

...offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska's northwest coast.The groups in a letter Tuesday called on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reject permits sought by Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea because of the absence of the 380-foot...
Mexican gov't reticent to make changes after Chapo escape

...slip from his high-security cell and out a mile-long tunnel rigged with lights and a motorcycle, Mexico's interior secretary argued late Monday that the drug lord would have escaped any maximum-security prison in the world.The Altiplano...
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Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits have had success delaying drilling and are trying again. In a letter Tuesday, 10 conservation groups urged Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to enforce a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule requiring a minimum spacing of 15 miles between...
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city

...rubble of damaged homes in a race to find victims.The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the northern state of Coahuila, described as "devastated."Mayor Evaristo Perez Rivera said 300 people were...
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Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...Council and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are looking north to Alaska.They've written formal letters asking U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to revoke federal oil and gas leases with Royal Dutch Shell in the Arctic outer continental shelf...
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...with a spill of at least 1,000 barrels possibly occurring during development and production, not exploration.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in the announcement that the analysis was thorough with substantial opportunity for public comment...
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30 satisfy the council's political base. Last week, all nine council members signed a letter urging U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to block Shell Oil's exploration in the Arctic. Such a letter is worth about as much as the paper...
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...


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