HELENA, Mont. - A bill by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to expand wilderness and mandate more logging on federal lands in Montana passed its first test Thursday in a Senate committee despite opposition by Republicans who called the measure unbalanced.
An excursion by legislators to Washington, D.C., last week for a meeting of the Energy Council gave attendees insight into energy issues and opportunities to share their perspectives with the federal government, several participants said Tuesday.
A bill to finalize Sealaska Corporation's Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act land claims passed the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday. Rep. Young's H.R.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski claimed her victory today in Alaska's U.S. Senate race. We're in agreement Alaskans cast the largest share of votes for her, and she has been duly elected to her second full term to America's upper legislative chamber.
The Alaska Congressional delegation has praised the Interior Department for issuing subsistence regulations, saying it reinforces the need for the Legislature to approve a constitutional amendment.
Attorney General Gregg Renkes announced his resignation Saturday after months of battling criticism for alleged ethics breaches while shaping an international trade deal.
Alaska's Citizen's Advisory Commission on Federal Areas points to existing land agreements and the Endangered Species Act as its reason to oppose proposed Sealaska lands legislation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new standards for limiting the emission of mercury and other hazardous pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
FAIRBANKS - A large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has come at a tricky time for two companies seeking to increase Arctic exploration.
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