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Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...groups' claims were based, in part, on a misreading of the laws and Shell's response plans.Oceana attorney Michael LeVine said if Shell's plans satisfy the law, "then the law is broken."Shell spokesman Curtis Smith said it was welcome...
The road less traveled turns to gravel

...want to encourage the second subdivision but make sure the first is not getting hosed by the second," Commissioner Michael LeVine said. "The second guy shouldn't get off scott free."Assemblyman Loren Jones, acting as liason for the Assembly...
Juneau community members speak up

...later, the council formed, met and crafted its first editorial."It's a unique idea for a unique place," said Michael LeVine, senior counsel for Oceana's Pacific offices and a father. He said most people you meet in Juneau have opinions...
Supreme Court favors EPA in clean air case

...power in such cases. "This ruling prevents states from sacrificing clean air for the sake of big business," said Michael LeVine, an attorney in Juneau for Earthjustice. "It is an important victory for all Americans because it protects clean...
BOEMRE to offer revised impact statement in Chukchi leasing case

...National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. In an e-mail, Michael LeVine, Pacific senior counsel for Oceana, said, "We need healthy oceans, affordable energy, and responsible companies...
Groups file suit against road plan

...ultimately is to have the agencies fully and fairly consider better ways to improve transportation in Lynn Canal," said Michael LeVine, an Earthjustice lawyer representing the plaintiffs. The state is more disappointed than frustrated that the groups...
Around Town

...790-4535. "Steller Sea Lions and the Perfect Storm of Fisheries Management, Science, Policy, and Law" by Michael LeVine, 3:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Anderson Building, Room 214. Details: Louisa, 796-6441. Bring-your-own-pumpkin...
Conservationists confront state over road plan

...with the Clean Water Act and two from the Tongass National Forest for right-of-way access. Earthjustice attorney Michael LeVine said that awarding a contract "is unwise fiscally and illegal." The groups include Southeast Alaska Conservation...
Lisa's no joke

...comparison to the cartoons. We are, after all, talking about the people we are willing to trust with our land, livelihoods, and future. Hmm, in retrospect, perhaps Mr. Christensen did have a point after all ... . Michael LeVine Juneau
State sues over federal sea lion protections

...similar arguments in suing over Endangered Species Act protections for polar bears and Cook Inlet beluga whales. Michael LeVine, a lawyer with the environmental group Oceana, sid the biological opinion on sea lions prepared by NMFS is the result...


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