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...
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
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...
Federal data outlines spending in Alaska, Hawaii

...Hawaii probably always felt they paid more for their food, and now data from the government proves that's true.The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data Thursday showing where consumers spend the most money in each of the 50 states from...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

JUNEAU - A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale in the Alaska Arctic.The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Friday it is opening a 45-day comment period both to gather information on areas in the...
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...real impact on these government mandated wage increases? Let's look at it from the people side. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3 percent of Alaska's 202,000 wage-earning workers are paid at or below the state's...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...identifiable boundary," the state said in a briefing paper.A letter sent by the Department of Natural Resources to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which has jurisdiction over the acreage if the Fish and Wildlife Service does not, asks BLM to...


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