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Industry backed Alaska bill could block citizen opposition to big projects

Industry backed Alaska bill could block citizen opposition to big projects

April 01, 2012 - The Alaska Legislature is considering making it tougher for citizens to use the courts to stop oil, gas, mining or other industrial projects they oppose. The effort is pitting environmentalists against industry, and raising questions about whether only the moneyed should have access to the judicial system.

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Conservation group questions Alaska bill that would require security payment in development issues

March 20, 2012 - A conservation group says a bill that would require parties seeking to halt resource extraction or construction projects post a security is unconstitutional and would put corporate interests above those of Alaskans.

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DNR claims mission statement isn't a philosophy change

February 08, 2012 - A state commissioner on Tuesday tried to allay criticism from Alaska conservation groups and some lawmakers who say proposed changes to the Department of Natural Resources' mission statement indicates a pro-development bent.

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Federal judge backs listed of Cook Inlet belugas as endangered

Federal judge backs listed of Cook Inlet belugas as endangered

November 22, 2011 - For the second time in less than six months, a federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit by the Parnell administration challenging an endangered species listing, this time involving Cook Inlet's beluga whales.

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Juneau School District celebrates energy savings

Juneau School District celebrates energy savings

November 03, 2011 - As the nation celebrates Energy Awareness Month this October, Juneau schools are having a celebration of their own — to mark more than $2 million in savings from conserving energy.

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Wind power advocates celebrate approval for Fire Island

Wind power advocates celebrate approval for Fire Island

October 11, 2011 - According to an early Tuesday announcement from the Alaska Public Interest Group (AKPIRG) and the Alaska Conservation Alliance (Alliance), wind power advocates are celebrating a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) that amounts to a green light from state regulators for Cook Inlet Region Inc.'s Fire Island Wind Project.

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How climate change policies are playing out in Alaska and Hawaii

October 10, 2011 - Alaska and Hawaii, the newest states of the United States, represent some of its most extreme climates: Alaska in the remote Arctic and Hawaii in the tropics. Both are being affected by the increasing concentration of heat-absorbing greenhouse gases as the steady cold of Alaska and the warmth of Hawaii represent delicate ecosystems whose balance can be radically affected by subtle shifts in climate.

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