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Montana Senator's long dormant forest bill passes committee

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.
Lawmakers pleased with trip to D.C.

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.
Rep. Young's Sealaska land bill passes House

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.
Empire editorial: Murkowski will need to earn victory by representing Alaska, not just GOP

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.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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.
Gregg Renkes calls it quits

Attorney General Gregg Renkes announced his resignation Saturday after months of battling criticism for alleged ethics breaches while shaping an international trade deal.

Simpson, Froehlich wed Annie Elizabeth Simpson and Kaleb Demeksa Froehlich wed Sept. 17, 2011, at the Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, Mass. with a reception at the Omni Parker House.
Advisory Commission on Federal Areas finds fault in Sealaska bill

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.
New rules mostly miss AEL&P's diesel plants

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.
Shell expects to continue with Arctic plans

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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