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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...
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...
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...
Looking for solutions from elected officials

Recently I heard our senior senator on the radio talking about the Department of Interior denying a permit to build the road from King Cove to Cold Bay. She was past the point of indignant and worked herself up into...
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...
Fishing guides, others, feel effects of shutdown

...said Monday. A sign on a gate at the refuge visitor center directs those seeking more information to visit the Department of Interior website. According to the Bureau Of Land Management Contingency Plan dated Sept. 27, the BLM is the nations...
Refuge Notebook: Bear-baiting regulations on the on the Last Frontier

...and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We, along with other agencies within the Department of Interior, have set a standard not just within this country, but a standard that other countries attempt to emulate...


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