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Groups seek to end Arctic Ocean drilling

...may serve as a warning message to other companies. However, Arctic offshore drilling is by no means over. The Department of Interior continues to evaluate Arctic-specific exploratory drilling regulations. The leases that allow oil companies...
Environmental groups to challenge Arctic lease sale again

...twice obtained court rulings that said environmental analysis preceding the Chukchi Sea sale was flawed. The Department of Interior in March concluded that it had corrected mistakes.Erik Grafe, and attorney for Earthjustice, said by phone...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...drill from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Both BOEM and BSEE are agencies of the U.S. Department of Interior. The company must also obtain government opinions that find Shell can comply with terms and conditions of the...
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...fighting wildfires this year would be in the range of $800 million to $1.7 billion.The Forest Service and the Department of Interior can transfer money from other programs once their fire suppressions accounts have been depleted. But Tidwell...
Assembly starts health care discussion

...purchase replacement fluoroscopy equipment for $438,713 and an appropriation of $24,427.25 from the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program were also enacted. At the Nov. 25, 2014...
Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures

...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...
Governor threatens suit over closed wildlife refuges

...other inconsistent positions adopted by DOI which have been repeatedly brought to your attention." DOI is the Department of Interior.Interior spokesman Blake Androff said in an email to The Associated Press, "We have extremely limited staff...
State sues over refuge closures

...repeatedly brought to your attention." DOI is the Department of Interior.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Parnell...and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe, the Department of Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Drowned polar bear scientist gets $100,000 settlement the scientific process," he said in a phone interview. "And I think it's very hard, certainly in the Department of Interior, to pursue science in that fashion."Ruch said Monnett, 65, is exploring his future options. He said he...
Web closure slows work for Interior employees

...More than three weeks after Department of Interior Web sites were shut down...the Internet. Almost all Department of Interior Web sites, including those...volcanic eruptions. The Department of Interior provides free Internet connections...


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