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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...businesses, and all who are working to create diverse, stable economies in Southeast Alaskan communities," SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin said in a statement. "Our leaders should join those of us on the ground in building economic...
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Wilderness League - continue to be represented by environmental law organization Earthjustice in the appeals.SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin said in an email that the groups only take issue with the sale's 6,000 acres of old-growth...
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...considered. The injunction only applied to the old growth trees."We're disappointed in today's decision," SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin told the Empire by email. "The Tongass is the only national forest in the country still heavily...
State | Local
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Thorne will export long-term jobs for short-term profits, and do so at a completely unsustainable rate," SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin said in the release. "That's not progress."The organization has been asking the USFS to...
Berners group takes 'timeout'

...Berners Bay Working Group was shutdown Friday because of its presence. Sound off on the important issues at SEACC Executive Director Russell Heath said meeting facilitator Coeur Alaska is not in compliance with Alaska's Open Meetings Act after...
Groups file suit against road plan

...Southeast and because this project would rob funds from many local and statewide transportation projects," SEACC Executive Director Russell Heath said. "The remedy that we are seeking ultimately is to have the agencies fully and fairly consider...
Legislators learn about mine suit

...about stopping mining, but only the process of putting tailings into bodies of water, said Russell Heath, SEACC executive director. "If Kensington took the responsible approach, we could have a mine and clean water," Heath said. The environmental...
City's mediation role gets go-ahead

...Haines-based Lynn Canal Conservation Council filed the suit against the Army Corps. At the mediation table, SEACC Executive Director Russell Heath said he hopes to discuss other alternatives for disposing millions of tons of industrial tailings...
Northwest Digest

...the lawsuit leads to the mine shutting down, then it could be hurtful to the future of Juneau's economy. SEACC Executive Director Russell Heath earlier said that it is not his organization's intention to shut down the mine, but only to...
Kensington Mine mediation bombs

...cases on the basis of how many lawyers are involved," said Botelho, also a former state attorney general. SEACC Executive Director Russell Heath said his staff will decide soon whether to proceed with a preliminary injunction or an expedited...


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