Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...He called Bristol Bay one of the country's great natural resources and a massive economic engine."It's something...a lack of infrastructure and the bay's valuable natural resources.The temporary withdrawal was set to expire in 2017...
Alaskans win chance to stake remote cabin sites

...Recreational Cabin Sites lottery drawing held earlier this month, according to a release from the Department of Natural Resources.Results from the Dec. 11 drawing are available online at or by calling...
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...assertion that these wolves are a subspecies."Cronin, a research professor in the Palmer office of UAF's School of Natural Resources and Extension, said his findings are "noteworthy" because of efforts by environmental groups to list the Alexander...
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

...hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.Former Alaska Department of Natural Resources commissioner Joe Balash was hired as Sullivan's chief of staff, according to a news release from the new Republican...
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...the recommended finding of Gov. Sean Parnell's Natural Resources commissioner, Joe Balash. Parnell left office Monday...said. Caelus acquired the Alaska assets of Pioneer Natural Resources in April, and depends on a limited pool of private...
Sealaska nears final land claim is entitled to.Robert Dillon, a spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the Sealaska lands bill, formally known as the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization...
Walker brings back Palin's oil and gas team

...Rutherford, one of the architects of Palin's failed Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, or AGIA, as acting Department of Natural Resources commissioner. She'll eventually become the permanent deputy commissioner, a position Rutherford held under Palin...
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate means that she will chair the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, given how the United States Senate operates...would be wise to support her efforts.The Energy & Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over matters ranging from...
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

...Liberal Party was elected.A recent Alaska Journal of Commerce article featured Bennett and Alaska Department of Natural Resources large mine coordinator Kyle Moselle praising what they claim is a strong, but quiet relationship. This closed-door...
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...the real motivations are behind some of the positions we take, and some of the decisions we ultimately make," Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash said.Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River and chair of the committee, said she had...


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