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State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

Alaska is laying claim to a sliver of what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service thinks is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge along the northwest boundary of the refuge.
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

JUNEAU - The special counsel hired by the state to look into mining investigations conducted last year by federal and state authorities in eastern Alaska found no evidence that investigators broke any laws.
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New DNR Land Records search portal released

ANCHORAGE - The Division of Support Services is pleased to announce the release of the new DNR Land Records search portal, available at
Heli-ski operator says land encroachments were 'minor'

...statement said the intent of the plea agreement is to ensure payment of fees that would have been paid to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for recreational access by SEABA onto BLM property. According to the bill of information, had the land been...
Congress approves $50M for legacy wells

JUNEAU - Congress has approved legislation providing $50 million to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells on current or former National Petroleum Reserve land.
State files lawsuit on access to mining claims

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said the state's lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges the federal government's assertion that it has ownership of multiple trail rights of way around the Taylor Highway community.
Murkowski: Plan to have Alaska aid cleanup is dead

JUNEAU - A proposal to have the state help pay to clean up abandoned federal well sites in the Alaska arctic is "dead on arrival," U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday. During a subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.
Senate panel advances bills on lands, Denali name

JUNEAU - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would provide $50 million to clean up abandoned federal wells on current or former National Petroleum Reserve lands.
State, BLM announce lease sale results

...offered.The department said the most active bidder was Anchorage-based NordAq Energy Inc.Meanwhile, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management reported its lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska generated about $2.9 million. It involved...
Army: Artillery training sparked Alaska wildfire

JUNEAU - The U.S. Army on Monday said a fire that threatened homes in Alaska earlier this year and burned on about 87,000 acres was caused by artillery training. The U.S.


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