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Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea in 2008.The U.S. Interior Department has since laid out a timeline for completion of a new environmental review, targeting early next year for the...
Village sues feds to open road in refuge

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected a road through a national wildlife refuge that could improve access to emergency flights at a nearby...
State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan

...must approve development of any discoveries.Under the state's interpretation of the ANILCA language, the U.S. Interior Department must issue a permit for exploration-only activity as long as it meets the guidelines. In his decision, the...
US overhauls process for recognizing Indian tribes

...rattlesnake dens.The Schaghticoke Indian Tribe leader believes its fortunes may soon be improving. As the U.S. Interior Department overhauls its rules for recognizing American Indian tribes, a nod from the federal government appears within...
Alaska unveils plan to assess gas, oil in ANWR

...state is stepping up out of frustration and a sense of responsibility. He said there's frustration with the U.S. Interior Department's apparent refusal to contemplate or study the oil and gas potential in the region so the state is doing the...
Juneau student finds success at int'l science fair

...500 second award in the environmental sciences category. She also was given an honorable mention from the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation. Hale said she had to explain her work to seven groups of judges, plus individuals...
Alaska celebrates its constitutional convention's 50th

...blueprints from other state models from which the delegates picked and chose the best parts. Coghill said the U.S. Interior Department was toying with the idea of drafting its own constitution for Alaska and state residents wanted to beat the...
Panel gives up on ANILCA

...repeatedly failing to put a constitutional amendment for a rural priority on the general election ballot, the U.S. Interior Department has taken over management of subsistence fisheries and hunts on federal lands and navigable waters. "There...
Net shutdown halts Native payments

The U.S. Interior Department has reverted to old-fashioned ways of communicating after a federal judge earlier this month shut down the agency's links to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...will name his new Alaska office chief will have to wait a bit longer. At a press conference last week, the U.S. Interior Department secretary was queried about the appointment timeline. His answer? ``Before the snows melt in the Wrangell-St...


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