Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

The Department of Agriculture's undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment recently offered an opinion that the timber industry in Southeast Alaska should accept a forced transition to a...
Top 5 races to watch in the West

...five races to watch in the West this year:Alaska Senate. The race clarified last week when former Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan won the Republican primary. That sets up a great general-election matchup with Democratic...
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...the Tongass - whether that be for its outstanding natural resources, its rich cultural heritage or its economic Robert Bonnie is the undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, United States Department of Agriculture...
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Tongass."The sale would produce 116 million board feet of timber.The three conservation groups, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, are plaintiffs in a second lawsuit brought by Earthjustice against the USFS over the forest-wide...
Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans

...Despite a campaign fraught with accusations of being an "Outsider," former Alaska Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sullivan beat his other Republican adversaries to likely clinch the U.S. senatorial nomination. He...
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...and organizations have been calling for, or take another approach to address Alaskans' concerns.Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell, and Department of Environmental...
My Turn: Waiting to hear from Parnell on transboundary mines

...rivers has stated that all the concerns from Alaska have been met. The lead agency for Alaska, the Department of Natural Resources, was involved in the Advisory Group process for more than a year, reviewing the 35,000-plus page environmental...
GOP's candidate: Alaska is my home, too

...Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter.A former natural resources commissioner and attorney general for Alaska, Sullivan is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps reserves who...
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...rivals. But his campaign has said its best response has been sending Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner, to meet Alaskans one on one. And his campaign felt confident of his chance for success Tuesday...
My Turn: Alaskans are and will be better off under SB21

...development of ACES, and now as the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources who helped craft Senate Bill 21.In 2007, we developed ACES with...Joe Balash is the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.


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