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Rule allows trust status for tribal lands

...Alaska are applauding a regulation that allows them to apply for federal trust status for their lands.The U.S. Department of Interior published a final regulation this week in a prolonged dispute between tribes, the agency and the state of...
Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...District Court Judge Sharon Gleason called the case moot in siding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Interior, which asked for the case to be tossed.The case dates to last October, when the Fish and Wildlife Service...
Is BP cutting production to blackmail Alaska?

...the government of Mexico, Mexico has the highest oil tax in North American at 94 percent. According to the U.S. Department of Interior, Louisiana's 85 percent tax on oil is the second highest. Third highest is the U.S. Government's 79...
NOAA begins taking volunteers for whale count

...count was named the best federal volunteer program in 2012 by Take Pride in America, a federal program of the U.S. Department of Interior used to promote stewardship of public lands.NOAA says more than 2,000 volunteers participate in the program...
Parnell's oil tax numbers don't add up

The U.S. Department of Interior published a worldwide comparative analysis of taxes on oil profits. (Profits: Distributable cash remaining after production...
BP won't pursue Alaska project in current form

...the Alaska Journal of Commerce.Patience said BP has reached out to federal regulatory agencies within the U.S. Department of Interior. She said the outcome of those talks would determine how BP might proceed."As long as it's feasible and...
Alaska Digest . Interior official meets with tribes JUNEAU - The associate deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior visited Juneau last week on a tour through Alaska to meet with Indian tribal governments. James Cason, also...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Representatives. But the vote in favor of it was unanimous. Conversely, despite repeated statements from the U.S. Department of Interior that the agency would not allow further delay in taking over subsistence fisheries management in the state...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...insurmountable. ``For good reason, democracy and capitalism abhor monopolies,'' said Williams, formerly the top U.S. Department of Interior staffer in Alaska. ``Monopolies are very bad as a political matter, as an economic matter and as a social...
Commercial fishing group opposes hoverbarge proposal

...Canadian government recently solicited public comment on the hoverbarge plan, which prompted responses from the U.S. Department of Interior, Department of Natural Resources, Taku River Tlingit First Nation and Canada's Department of Fisheries...


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