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Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...the smaller project on the state's behalf.The piece was posted hours after company representatives and a deputy Natural Resources commissioner told lawmakers the parties were working together and the project was on track for a decision next year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/budget-closeouts-among-things-watch-leg
State | AK legislature
After Funny River, fire academy faces axe

With the devastating, weeks-long Funny River Fire just months behind Alaskans, the Department of Natural Resources' Wildland Fire Academy is facing elimination.The program, which trains civilians as forest firefighters, did not make the cut...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/after-funny-river-fire-academy-faces-ax
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...Stewardship of the environment and our natural resources? Creation of jobs and a sustainable...the income gained from our natural resources will continue to provide shareholders...Indian Association, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
My Turn: Governor Walker: Alaska has a place at the boardroom table

...from the entities representing Alaska's interest in the AK LNG Project, namely the Departments of Revenue and Natural Resources, as well as the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC). Their assessment was consistent and unequivocal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-24/my-turn-governor-walker-alaska-has-pl
Opinion
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...lost jobs since 2003. Southeast Alaska is rich in natural resources, which Haa Aani and the Nature Conservancy hope...methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources; able to last or continue for a long time.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
Bike friendlier with a map

...future that will benefit cyclists.Using Geographic Information System data collected from CBJ, the Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, and a marked-up city map from Juneau Rides, Mertl said Corvus Design will be able...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/bike-friendlier-map
Local
Empire Editorial: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley

...by reducing the number of dams that can fail," the report stated.As Alaskans who care about the health of our natural resources and as residents of a region where mines have been done well, we must ask that the recommendations of the Mount...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-12/empire-editorial-mining-disasters-mus
Opinion
Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit

...operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. was put into default for lack of development, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. At that time, wells had not been drilled since 1983, according to the department. Administrative and legal proceedings...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/gov-walker-says-hell-dismiss-point-thom
State | AK legislature
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...have paid attention to the state's long history of natural resource development are qualified."They're Alaskans...he wants the state to take more ownership of its natural resources.Walker said the state will continue to pursue both...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/walker-announces-gas-board-replacements
State
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...held a bill that would give the Alaska Department of Natural Resources more latitude to fill the timber supply gap left...final court decision.For years, the Department of Natural Resources has been providing small timber sales to mills as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature

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