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State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

...frustrating" because it ignored evidence that whales might be facing extinction and focused on technical legal issues, said Randy Virgin, director of the Alaska Center for the Environment. "I feel like the canary is lying dead in the cage and we're...
Opinions differ wildly on Knik Arm bridge

...Butts of Wasilla, "don't waste $ building the bridge." Alaska Center for the Environment executive director Randy Virgin said his group would prefer the bridge not be built. Virgin said the decision about the bridge could determine whether...
Pipeline incentives clear first legislative hurdle

...Environmental groups have not opposed the pipeline and the executive director of the Alaska Center for the Environment, Randy Virgin, has called the plan a "viable alternative for Alaska." Masha Herbst can be reached at masha.herbst@juneauempire...
Mum's the word for new commissioners firm out of Ketchikan. As a consultant, Ballard has lobbied for the cruise ship industry and Ketchikan Pulp Co. Randy Virgin, director for the Anchorage-based Alaska Center for the Environment, said the organization could not speculate on...
Leaders consider curbs on pull-tabs

...Revenue. But that would shut out some veterans groups and fraternal and service organizations like the Lions Club. Randy Virgin, executive director of the Alaska Center for the Environment, expressed alarm at the prospect of the Legislature deciding...
E-waste recycler lights up path to profits

...and tin cans, newspaper, magazines and miscellaneous paper, cardboard and plastic bottles, said general manager Randy Virgin. "It is daunting when you think about how much is going to the landfill," said Virgin, formerly of the Alaska Center...
Alaska Digest

...not thoroughly investigate charges leveled last spring. "They just took the council's statements as facts," said Randy Virgin, executive director of the Alaska Center for the Environment. They alleged a sweetheart deal was granted to former...
Group aims at curbing greenhouse gas emissions

...ground zero for the impacts from global warming, and it should be leading the nation in seeking solutions to it," said Randy Virgin, executive director for the Alaska Center for the Environment. Hartig said no decision has been made on the environmentalists...


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