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Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...ask for the assessment originated because the agency knew it could not independently begin the process without a permit application, and so the plan was hatched to have stakeholders in the region make the request.What is abundantly clear from...
Juneau transportation heads for transformation has been identified as a long-term solution to many problems and expects it to be done.The environmental permit application for the project will be submitted in January, after which the permitting process could take up to a year before construction...
My Turn: Ballot Measure 4 is bad policy and bad for business

...of Arctic Grayling became established. Let's put politics aside and wait for the Pebble developers to submit permit applications. Then we can extensively review the plan of operations and have a serious discussion about the engineering design...
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...wrote in the decision."Nonetheless, this Court can only overturn the Service's disposition of plaintiffs' permit applications where it finds that the agency's decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law."Undeterred, the...
SEACC hosting educational hike on new Canadian mining efforts near Herbert Glacier

...SEACC Communications Director, said.The talk will include discussion of where the mine is in the exploration and permit application stage; where the exploratory drill sites are in relation to the glacier, Herbert River, Goat Creek and Windfall...
For Juneau's planning commission, peonies have thorns

...acres, only six acres will be cleared and developed right away, Fleutsch said.According to the conditional use permit application, Fleutsch plans to clear the land this year and plant 15,500 flowers in spring 2015. The first crop would be...
Talks progress on 220-mile Ambler road

...spokesman Karsten Rodvik said state law requires community support for AIDEA projects."We continue to work on the permit application process and are continually focused on a very active community involvement program," Rodvik said. "We're getting...
Fishing businesses upset with senator on EPA bill

...Since the early 1970s, EPA has decided in 13 cases to take steps to limit or prohibit activity, once prior to a permit application being submitted, the agency's administrator has said.Murkowski spokesman Robert Dillon said the Republican's...
My Turn: Far-fetched scenarios possible if EPA's power left unchecked

...dredge or fill material. Through it, EPA may restrict or deny the placement of materials at sites specified in permit applications submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers. Before the Obama administration, EPA invoked its veto authority just...
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...decision was made.Geraghty said "good cause" existed to stop the clock on that 15-day response period until permit applications for the project are submitted and reviewed by the state and federal governments. He requested a meeting to discuss...
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