Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...Vilsack said.That money isn't spent on forest thinning and other fire prevention projects. Agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service currently have to borrow funds to pay for such projects.The problem, Oregon...
Regional News
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

...been abandoned in the U.S., legacies of the booms and busts that follow swings in metals prices, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Many date to the late 1800s, and have been exposed to the elements for many years, their tunnels...
Not For Web
Shooting suspect's immigration history common

...told TV news stations he found the gun on the pier under a T-shirt and it accidentally went off.On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the gun used in the killing belonged to one of its rangers. Spokeswoman Dan Wilson said the...
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Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...firefighting costs reached 70 percent of the 10-year average.This would prevent firefighting agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service from borrowing funds that pay for projects that help reduce fire-prone regions...
Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

...forecast sea ice will be gone a little later, the third week of July.The company still needs permits to drill from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Smith said."This review process depends on the complexity of the submission...
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...tow), Rie and Juan Sr. began preparing for their next adventure - prospecting. Juan Sr., a geologist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines, had heard about some intriguing possibilities on Prince of Wales Island, so they bought a boat and off they...
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions the message that tribes have preached for decades that drugs and alcohol ruin lives, said Carl Artman, former U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs assistant secretary and member of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin."When you look at what tribes...
Man sentenced in weapons case tied to Palin lawyer plot

...called Alaska State Troopers and agreed to act as an informant.Tiemessen said that when agents from the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives showed up and told him a weapon had been transferred to an informant...
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...investment on the project, calling it challenged by permitting delays, requirements and current oil prices. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management last week issued a final decision on the project, under which the company said it voluntarily agreed...
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...
State | AK legislature


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