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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...seeking a wilderness designation, even though that plan would need congressional approval. Murkowski also cited the Obama administration's proposal to bar drilling in millions of acres of Alaska's Arctic waters.She said the viability of a ConocoPhillips...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

...legislators would be kidding themselves if they thought the meeting would result in an immediate about-face by the Obama administration on the issue.But Chenault said it's important to further the communication with the administration and to show...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-16/jewell-meeting-murkowski-speech-things-
State | AK legislature
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...has that capital available," Cohen said. The partnership even has a stamp of approval from the Obama administration. "The Obama Administration and Secretary Vilsack strongly support the partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Haa Aani...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...summer and clams and marine worms thrive, attracting walrus.Mike LeVine, an attorney for Oceana, said the Obama administration appears to take "take one step forward and two steps back" in Arctic waters.Shell drilling in 2012 faced significant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/revised-arctic-offshore-drilling-review
State | AK legislature
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she was briefed last week by federal officials who told her the Obama administration will permanently remove from consideration some areas that had previously been deferred from the federal leasing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...consultations with Native tribes and villages and communities."The wilderness designation was recommended to the Obama administration by the service upon completion of the updated ANWR conservation plan, which must be revisited and reworked every...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
State | AK legislature
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...address on Saturday.Murkowski, who chairs the Interior appropriations subcommittee, said Sunday that the days of Obama administration officials knowing they can call her and get a call back are done.Young, in a statement, called the proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
For Arctic, an Atlantic alternative

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/arctic-atlantic-alternative
State
Outside Editorial: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential

...strengthen protection for the news media last week, signaling - dare we hope? - a new and more enlightened view by the Obama administration of the rights of reporters to do their jobs without fear of government prosecution.As he prepares to leave his...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-20/outside-editorial-federal-protection-
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