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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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Survey finds valuable minerals north of Juneau

ANCHORAGE - Speaking geologist is a foreign language to most, but understanding excitement is universal.
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.


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