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State AG pushes back on EPA process

...Act to protect the region's world-premiere sockeye salmon fishery from large-scale mining.In a letter to agency officials that day, Geraghty called the EPA's actions premature and said they prevent the state - the majority landowner...

...warning because things can change very quickly," said Matt Friedlein, a weather service meteorologist.According to agency officials, parts of Illinois, Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio were at the greatest risk of seeing tornadoes...
Federal, state agencies prepare for 2013 wildfires

...said, was a normal fire season with 1.7 million acres burned. An updated monthly forecast is due out this week.Agency officials chuckled when asked if last year was slow."It was the second quietest season in the last 11 years," Warthin...
Agency urged to provide more aid to struggling seafood plant

...declared a desire to get out of the project. Alaska Seafood International wants $15 million more from the state, but agency officials are cautious. Wilson Hughes, AIDEA board chairman, said Monday the agency must carefully weigh whether giving...
Forest chief on four-day tour of Alaska

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth is in Southeast Alaska this week meeting with agency officials, timber representatives and environmentalists. Bosworth was in Ketchikan and Petersburg on Monday and has scheduled...
Stevens and Murkowski make do with makeshift Senate offices flood the Hart building with chlorine dioxide gas to kill the spores, but on Monday Environmental Protection Agency officials said the action would be delayed while they reviewed that option. Tuesday afternoon, they decided to gas only the...
Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest by two-thirds

...announcement is the next-to-last step in the process for crafting a roadless rule without the involvement of Congress. Agency officials will decide whether to make still more changes before they publish a final rule in mid-December, just a month...
Deep Creek on the block

...Deep Creek found itself in tough financial straits, Berger said. Despite showing the EPA his financial records, agency officials insisted he could pay the fine over three years starting in November of this year. ?They took away the hope of achieving...
Board says missile defense would consider nuclear-tip interceptors

...of mass destruction to the United States has far cheaper and more effective means than a missile. Missile Defense Agency officials have said critics do not have all the information about how the U.S. interceptors can distinguish between warheads...
Another glitch for Chukchi Sea offshore exploration

...spill of about 100,000 barrels. The "very large" spill would be one that is more than 150,000 barrels, but agency officials are still working out just what that number might be. In a status report to a Washington, D.C., U.S. District...


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