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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...the Arctic. They also include protecting the animals' dens from humans and minimizing the risk to polar bears from oil spills.Written comments on the plan will be accepted through Aug. 20.___Online:The report can be found at: http...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...agency, along with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard, partners with the DEC to clean oil spills in Alaska waters, Hartig said.Through the law, the average Alaska driver will pay about $5 per year in extra taxes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/gov-signs-first-tax-increase-10-years
State
In solidarity with Seattle, Juneauites protest Polar Pioneer

...south, and voiced support for "responsible offshore drilling in the Arctic.""Having lived through the Exxon Valdez oil spill, I understand the need for extra precautionary measures when developing our resources in such a pristine environment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/solidarity-seattle-juneauites-protest-p
Local
Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig

...latest protest since the Polar Pioneer arrived in Seattle in May. Activists say they are concerned about the risks of an oil spill in the remote Arctic waters and the effects that tapping new oil and gas reserves will have on global warming.Activists...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/kayak-protesters-detained-after-trying-
State
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed

...using federal money.The cruise ship waste monitoring and drinking water monitoring programs would continue, as would oil spill prevention and response programs.The state's environmental health laboratory would shut down unless there is a health...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/mammoth-scope-shutdown-revealed
State | AK legislature
Protester leaves Shell ship; one remains

...effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska...had developed strong safeguards to protect against an oil spill.Fuller said he didn't have a hammock to rest in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-25/protester-leaves-shell-ship-one-remains
State
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...also adopted two agreements in recent years to further cooperation and collaboration for search and rescue activities and oil spill response protocols.Despite the recent uptick in Russian aggression in the region, the Arctic has historically been considered...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-murkowski-arctic-ignorance-le
Opinion
Federal appeals court affirms ruling in Arctic drilling suit

...officials did not act unlawfully when they approved two oil spill response plans created by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for oil...from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the oil spill response plans approved were not unlawful.Environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/federal-appeals-court-affirms-ruling-ar
State
Home Runs: Homegrown solutions can end fossil fuel rollercoaster

...Alaska. But even when oil rides high, Alaska still pays for its dependence. Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Prince William Sound still hasn't recovered its $20 million herring fishery. Northern Alaska is now bracing for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/home-runs-homegrown-solutions-can-end
Opinion
Murkowski: Arctic issues about more than Alaska

...there are areas we can see greater cooperation. With Russia, ... we could work together for scientific research (and oil spill cleanup). What role do you expect resource development to play?You have different parts of the Arctic where you have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/murkowski-arctic-issues-about-more-alas
State

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