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EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

...protection, according to EPA, causing confusion for landowners and government officials.The new rule would force a permitting process only if a business or landowner took steps that would pollute or destroy the affected waters - those with a "direct and significant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/epa-clean-water-rule-effect-despite-cou
State
BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes

...we will vigorously act in Alaska's interest to make sure that happens.... We hope that we will be able to expand that process of openness, transparency and meaningful involvement throughout our long-term engagement."They also aim to involve tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/bc-alaska-draft-mou-mine-processes
State | Local
Q&A with Bill Bennett

...live in a province that has a process that has integrity. We have a good environmental assessment process. One of the reasons I came...So the credibility of our processes, our government, (is) linked...gone through the permitting process.Hamilton: (Seabridge Gold...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/qa-bill-bennett
Local
B.C. mines minister talks transboundary mines, Tulsequah Chief cleanup

...we can do to provide some comfort about B.C.'s mining processes.""We don't have any illusions about coming here for four...plans to offer Alaska additional access to the mine approval process and to "make it easier" to get information, which Bennett...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-26/bc-mines-minister-talks-transboundary-m
State | Local
Mines protest briefly interrupts luncheon

...questions."They don't want to destroy our rivers," he said, pointing to similarities in BC and Alaska's mine permitting processes.Sanford thanked the protestors and they left shortly thereafter, allowing the lunch to continue.? Contact Juneau Empire...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/mines-protest-briefly-interrupts-lunche
Local
EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

...protection, according to EPA, causing confusion for landowners and government officials.The new rule would force a permitting process only if a business or landowner took steps that would pollute or destroy the affected waters - those with a "direct and significant...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/epa-clean-water-rule-effect-despite-
Regional News
Mayor creates city manager hiring committee

...members and is "charged with approving recruitment, a selection process and materials," Sanford wrote. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker...currently looking to hire city managers.The City Manager Hiring Process Committee and the Human Resources Department have until the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/mayor-creates-city-manager-hiring-commi
Local
Medicaid's big ruling is today

...he needed to digest what was said. "Frankly, given the briefing, the good arguments I've heard here today, I need to process this just a little bit," he said.Unfortunately for Pfiffner, President Barack Obama is intervening. Anchorage's courthouse...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/medicaids-big-ruling-today
State
Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

...a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.He envisioned a process that has happened many times in the world and is still happening in Alaska: glaciers growing to the point where they block...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/alaska-science-forum-spillways-ancie
Outdoors
Philanthropy in action: Paul Douglas and the Douglas-Dornan Foundation

...they got up and running and learned a little about the whole process, to go out and do their own fundraising," Paul said...Paul said he really "gets a kick" out of the whole grant process, and volunteer work in general.In fact, the only part he...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/philanthropy-action-paul-douglas
Art

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