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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

Juneau-based conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental organizations have taken their lawsuits against the U.S. Forest Service to a higher court.In August...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...followed proper procedure with its sale and showed a necessary market demand for the timber involved.Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Executive Director Malena Marvin said her group, one of 10 plaintiffs in the suit, was "disappointed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...conservation groups, according to a past Empire report. Most recently, the service was sued by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra Club and the Alaska Wilderness League through nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
Flipping Douglas Island

...environmental conservation groups have not yet expressed a view on West Douglas development.An official with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council said the organization is aware of the development plans but is not involved in the process and has not...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Conservationists concerned with cruise ship rules

...The proposed general permit, under which ships can apply to be covered, is based on that law.The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Cook Inletkeeper are fighting the proposal. They say the public won't be notified when a ship applies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/conservationists-concerned-cruise-ship-
State | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...the) fact that cancelling the megaprojects will save billions of dollars," wrote Emily Ferry of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) in an email.SEACC was one of the leading organizations behind a lawsuit that prompted the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/ending-juneau-access-could-mean-penalty
State | Local
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...permit to build.While we don't know for certain what effect the dam will have, a paper shared by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (see the salmon-safe hydroelectricity section of SEACC's website) provides some insight. That paper...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...last fall to Viking Lumber Co. in Craig. Before the sale was awarded, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra Club and the Alaska Wilderness League - brought a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...is the way it's approaching the topic.After exploring wind energy options in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council in 2010, the Organized Village of Kake and five other Alaska Native communities received a U.S. Department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
DOT: Accommodating walk-ons 'unnecessary'

...more than a decade for various organizations, is openly critical of the project. She now works with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, whose lawsuit halted the project in 2006 and spurred DOT to draft a new EIS. SEACC has changed its...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-accommodating-walk-ons-unnecessary
Local

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