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Murkowski pushes back on federal government

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski used her speech before state lawmakers Wednesday to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

JUNEAU - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a final decision Friday that it said will open the way for the first oil and gas production from federal lands in the National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/blm-clears-way-petroleum-reserve-develo
State | AK legislature
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
State
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...veto, Sealaska Vice President Jaeleen Araujo said. Once the bill becomes law, Sealaska will work with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies to receive the land conveyances.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/sealaska-land-bill-passes-through-congr
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/report-finds-no-laws-broken-mine-invest
State | AK legislature
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 http://dnr.alaska.gov/landrecords.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/new-dnr-land-records-search-portal-r
Outdoors
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-27/congress-approves-50m-legacy-wells
State
Contracting issues delay cleanup work at reserve

JUNEAU - Contracting issues have delayed the start of planned cleanup work around abandoned well sites in the Alaska Arctic, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/contracting-issues-delay-cleanup-work-r
State
Timber industry sues to lift shutdown ban

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-16/timber-industry-sues-lift-shutdown-ban
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-22/army-artillery-training-sparked-alaska-
State

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