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Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land closures

...Fish and Wildlife Service unless it reversed its shutdown of federal refuges in Alaska by Oct. 15. In letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, he said the service's approach was in stark contrast to that of other federal land agencies, namely...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/alaska-pursues-lawsuit-over-refuge-la
Not For Web
Alaska Editorial: Lawsuit over denied ANWR plan is the right move

...in Alaska.The state submitted an oil and gas exploration plan in 2013 but was rejected by Fish and Wildlife. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said authority for approving a plan expired with completion of the 1987 resource assessment report...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/alaska-editorial-lawsuit-over-denied-
Opinion
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...well-known, July 1, 1958, photograph by the AP shows Stepovich standing between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Interior Secretary Frederick Seaton. Stepovich is flashing a broad smile and holding a newspaper with a banner headline, "WE'RE...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/former-alaska-territorial-governor-dies
State
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...amendment to provide $2.1 million as a match should the federal government provide funding for - and the U.S. Interior Secretary reverse her decision on - a road linking the community of King Cove and an all-weather airport at Cold Bay. Members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/senate-finance-advances-budget-bill
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: State makes a point in suing over federal failure to consider oil plan

...in Alaska.The state submitted an oil and gas exploration plan in 2013 but was rejected by Fish and Wildlife. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said authority for approving a plan expired with completion of the 1987 resource assessment report...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-19/alaska-editorial-state-makes-point-su
Opinion
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...potential. Gov. Sean Parnell's administration argued under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, the Interior Secretary must approve an exploration plan if it meets necessary requirements.A regional Fish and Wildlife Service director...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/legislative-roundup-march-16-2014
State | AK legislature
Senator blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...between the state and federal government, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told state lawmakers Wednesday.In December, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected a proposed land swap to build a gravel road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/senator-blasts-federal-rejection-refuge
State | AK legislature
King Cove renews call for road

ANCHORAGE - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received bad information before rejecting a road through a national wildlife refuge that could help medical patients...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-17/king-cove-renews-call-road
State
Begich blasts Arctic drilling 'naysayers'

...suspension of new lease sales in the Arctic.Five Democratic senators and Independent Bernard Sanders last week wrote to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, seeking a hold on new leases pending a "thorough re-evaluation" of the environmental and safety...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-17/begich-blasts-arctic-drilling-%E2%80%98
State
Fewer wolf viewings in Denali National Park

...protections for wolves. They sent a letter to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell proposing a temporary emergency closure to wolf hunting in the area and a "federal-state easement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-01/fewer-wolf-viewings-denali-national-par
State

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