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Letters to the editor 022715

...Republican majority in both houses of Congress, the ANWR was not opened to oil and gas...rights; of course, I don't expect this Congress will go along with that decision, but neither can Congress open the Refuge to oil and gas leasing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-26/letters-to-the-editor-022715
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Finding the meaning of the moose

...Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. It represents and signifies the Refuge's history, original purpose and early name before Congress passed ANILCA.If you are someone who is good with names, email me your suggestions at matt_conner@fws.gov by March...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-26/refuge-notebook-finding-the-mean
Outdoors
What others say: Veto shows isolated, obstructionist president

...carbon energy. The reason he gave in a quiet veto message to Congress_no speech, no cameras_was that the bill "cuts short thorough...that his wall of vetoes against anything that comes out of Congress is his "strategy" for the next two years. The better way...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-25/what-others-say-veto-shows-isolat
Opinion
Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

...Thursday after congressional attempts to block it failed. Adults in the nation's capital can possess up to 2 ounces, but Congress has forbidden sales of pot there. Public use is prohibited. Washington state and Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-24/alaska-quietly-becomes-3rd-state-to-
News
Federal coordinator weighs in on AK LNG

A federal coordinating office handling Alaska's gas pipeline projects has been defunded by Congress and will no longer serve as a liaison between the public and organizers of the behemoth AlaskaLNG project. Federal coordinator...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/federal-coordinator-weighs-in-on-a
Trends

...discussions have begun in some cases, many governors charged that Congress should bear the burden of fixing any problems."That responsibility...session during the summer.Technically, a few tweaks from Congress would fix the problem. But after years of voting to repeal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/steve-peoples/2015-02-23
Bob Franken: Bench players

...Need I even mention that Judge Hanen was placed on the bench by President George W. Bush? Cheered on by Republicans in Congress who are threatening to shut down the Homeland Security Department over their insistence that the White House back off its actions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bob-franken-bench-players
Opinion

...Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned on Sunday.In a round of appearances on network news programs, Johnson said that if Congress fails to agree on a new budget for his department by Friday's end, lawmakers' inaction would lead to staff furloughs that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-02-23

...a headline, not a footnote."The meat recommendations in particular may prompt pushback from Capitol Hill. Last year, Congress noted the panel's interest in the environment and directed Vilsack "to only include nutrition and dietary information...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-02-23-0
Community
FAA releases draft rules for unmanned aircraft systems

...safety without placing undue regulatory burden on an emerging industry," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a release.Congress mandated the FAA to draft regulations for commercial UAS flights by the end of this year when it passed the FAA Modernization...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23/faa-releases-draft-rules-for-unmanne
News

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