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Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...that actions could be taken to prevent such impacts, according to a letter sent to them by Dennis McLerran, a regional administrator with the agency.While regulations call for responses within 15 days, he said a "reasonable extension" could...
State | AK legislature
Begich speaks out against proposed Pebble Mine sockeye salmon fishery.The report did not recommend any policy or regulatory decisions. But EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said it would serve as the scientific foundation for the agency's response to the tribes and...
EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

...even the consideration of a permit for potential activity on state lands is something I simply cannot accept."Regional administrator Dennis McLerran said information provided by the Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the...
State | AK legislature
Mining could devastate Bristol Bay region

...watershed poses significant near- and long-term risk to salmon, wildlife and Native Alaska cultures," EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said in a conference call with reporters.The battle over the proposed Pebble Mine has been...
Safeway pays fine to EPA, plans to reduce emissions or replace refrigeration in more than a third of its stores, including 16 locations in Alaska.Pacific Regional Administrator for the EPA Jared Blumenfeld said the investigation into Safeway started in 2007 after the agency started making...
Congress pushes EPA on giant Alaska mine

...Alaska," said Michael Kavanaugh of Geosyntec Consultants, an engineering firm.But Wayne Nastri, a former regional administrator for the EPA under George W. Bush, argued the Obama administration's EPA is doing the right thing. He urged...
My Turn: Keeping whales, sea lions and people safe ? Jon Kurland is the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Protected Resources Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, which works to protect the viability of...
Insurer expected to get bigger with health exchange functional, but likely bare-bones at first, with additional features added later.Susan Johnson, the regional administrator for the federal Health and Human Services Department, said it won't be perfect right away. But she said the...
EPA: Pebble mine project could hurt salmon streams

...billion pounds of copper, 107.4 million ounces of gold and 5.6 billion pounds of molybdenum over decades.EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the revised report generally affirms conclusions reached in the initial report last year...
NMFS denies seal endangered listing

...drifting over shallow water where crab and other prey is abundant.Jon Kurland, NOAA Fisheries' assistant regional administrator for protected resources, said each species of ice-associated seal has different habitat requirements."Ribbon...


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