Gov. curbs coastal districts' power

...represent a consolidation of power to regulate industrial activities ... into the hands of one man, (DNR Commissioner) Tom Irwin," said Matt Davidson, spokesman for the Alaska Conservation Voters, a coalition of 32 environmental groups in the...
State withdraws helicopter regulations near Haines

...Heliski operators will not need permits to conduct business on state land next spring. The decision by DNR commissioner Tom Irwin does not affect permitting rules for federal land regulated by the Bureau of Land Management. The state regulations...
Murkowski hasn't received the message

...seeks very smart people as subordinates who will give him or her honest feedback. When he violated the law and fired Tom Irwin, it became apparent he didn't want honest feedback. Lack of honest feedback leaves a manager operating alone, to...
Letters of Thanks

...Exploration Alaska; John Barnes of Marathon Oil; Pete Leathard, Pres. Veco Corp; Jim Denny of Nabors Alaska Drilling; Tom Irwin, V.P. Business Development at Alaska Gold Mining, Inc.; Becky Buxton at Alaska Hotel; Tom Posey at ATT/Alaska...
Parnell accepts resignations from 6 commissioners

...News-Miner reports Parnell accepted the resignations of Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin and Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, high profile officials in the state effort seeking a multibillion dollar pipeline to tap North Slope natural gas reserves...
Regional News
Palin, Knowles campaigns spar over funding sources

...says getting a gas pipeline built in Alaska is his top priority and he believes Knowles can get it done quickly. Tom Irwin, the former Department of Natural Resources commissioner, said Friday that Palin has the best pipeline plan of any candidate...
Irwin falls out of public view

...potentially damaging memo questioning the legality of the state's gas pipeline negotiations, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is nowhere to be found. The commissioner is on leave, a receptionist at the Department of Natural Resources said. Department...
Gas pact likely to end up in court

...that there is going to be a judicial challenge." Last week's memo by Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin gave a glimpse into the divisiveness within the state's gas team. In it, Irwin outlined eight areas of the state's...
Alaska Digest

State is silent on Irwin's job status JUNEAU - State Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin said he still has his job despite writing a memo criticizing state concessions in Gov. Frank Murkowski's negotiations over a...
Irwin acted with integrity

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is a hero. He demonstrated tremendous personal integrity by authoring the memo in the first place, and the thorough and intelligent...


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