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Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...pending litigation.The six groups - Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club and Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands - say petroleum exploration and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...environment."Low prices keep the dirty stuff in the ground," says Ashok Gupta, director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council.Economists and environmentalists caution that if the price goes too low, and stays there, consumption...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
Visions of a quick switch

...as 25 million to 30 million board-feet of timber per year could flow to mills.Earlier this year, the Natural Resources Defense Council hired the Conservation Biology Institute to analyze five targeted ranger districts within the Tongass to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
My Turn: Time for bold actions on the Tongass now, not in 10 years

...and prosperity for Alaskans. The time for change is now.Recently, the Geos Institute together with the Natural Resources Defense Council, released a report by Mater Engineering (Corvallis Ore.-based forestry firm) on second-growth timber...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-05/my-turn-time-bold-actions-tongass-now
Opinion
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...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 Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...that this is such a sensitive, very productive area," said Lisa Speer, senior staff scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York."This is a consequence of North Slope oil development that is rarely mentioned," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/grounded-tanker-spills-270000-barrels-o
State
Rio Tinto considers cutting ties to Pebble mine

...value and lowest risks within its portfolio.Northern Dynasty has said it will look for a new partner.The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said Rio Tinto's announcement is the latest indication from the mining industry...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-24/rio-tinto-considers-cutting-ties-pebble
State
Let's talk about Pebble

...Pebble is a play for support of national environmental organizations in his re-election campaign. The Natural Resources Defense Council has made Pebble a central fundraising issue featuring aging movie actor Robert Redford and is a leading group...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-06/lets-talk-about-pebble
Opinion
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja California.The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling for the status review that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-19/agency-considers-pinto-abalone-endanger
State
Agency considering pinto abalone for endangered list

...it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja California.The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center for Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling for the status review that...

http://juneauempire.com/dan-joling/2013-11-20/agency-considering-pinto-abalone-e

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