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My Turn: Alaska can save Calif. from drought

...with Shell, halting exploration after investing $7 billion, is very disappointing. But the announcement from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell halting all lease sales offshore in the Arctic throws a bucket of cold water on the idea of oil from...
Interior Department curbing future Arctic offshore drilling

...Arctic offshore leases held by Royal Dutch Shell and other companies in Arctic waters off Alaska's northern coast.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she's also cancelling new lease sales tentatively scheduled for the next two years.The decision...
State, King Cove, others appeal decision in road case

...swap for a road between King Cove and Cold Bay that primarily would be used for health and safety purposes. The Interior secretary was required to comply with a federal environmental law as part of the determination on whether to carry out the...
Bush would move Interior Department to the West

...livestock on public lands. Both of those groups are concerned about federal attempts to protect greater sage grouse.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell recently decided against listing the bird as threatened or endangered. But critics say the Obama administration...
Nation and World
Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales

...Obama administration has taken steps to keep drill rigs out of Alaska's northern ocean for a decade or more.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday that the federal government is cancelling federal petroleum lease sales in U.S...
Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

...President Benigno Aquino III's six-year term ends in June.At least two other key contenders, Sen. Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, are expected to register their candidacies this week.Poe, the adopted daughter of a famous movie...
Nation and World
Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

...Species Act, the groups Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Wild Swan said in a notice Wednesday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell."They essentially want to redefine recovery to almost extinct," said Mike Garrity, executive...
Nation and World
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...a stronger relationship with the Obama administration, she said.Walker is expected to meet Wednesday with the Interior secretary to discuss oil development in Alaska, Marquette said.Walker flew to Washington so he could accompany Obama on...
Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

...Environmental Policy Act, Holland's decision says in laying out the background of the case.In late 2013, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the proposed land swap, a decision that followed several years of analysis and drew outrage...
Jewell: Denali name change is final

...Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount McKinley.On Monday, Jewell said it doesn't matter."The...


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