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Candidates for Kenai assembly seat make their cases

...my sticker and candy when I vote," Thompson said. The candidates were also asked to address long-term issues such as environmental protection and how the borough should be spending taxpayer money, specifically on non-departmental agencies. They were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-17/kenai-candidates-make-their-case
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Refuge Notebook: Silence in the Kenai Peninsula's soundscape

...bustle of mid-summer. There are also changes in geophysical events - rain becomes snow and rivers become frozen. These environmental changes greatly alter the soundscape. Soundscape ecologists use the terms biophony, anthrophony, and geophony to describe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-09-18/refuge-notebook-silence-in-the-k
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...the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided...original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals...as "phony reform," although the Environmental Defense Fund supported its introduction...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/frederic-j-frommer/2014-09-13
Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

...Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer...federal defendants violate the National Environmental Policy Act and the Magnuson-Stevens...its Magnuson-Stevens Act, National Environmental Policy Act and Administrative Procedures...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...district court for Alaska by nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice against...projects like Big Thorne "compromises the environmental and economic viability of the Tongass...in the face of opposition from the environmental community," she said in the release...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-th
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ASAP Project makes design chages, requires supplemental statement

...Project design, a supplemental environmental impact statement is necessary to move forward. A 2012 environmental impact statement that was previously...director with third-party contractor Environmental Resources Management of Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-28/asap-project-makes-design-chages-req
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Cook Inlet Risk Assessment reaching final stages

...workshop was also held, which looked at environmental and socioeconomic impacts."We found...Council, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the United States...end of the process, Steve Russell, environmental program manager with DEC, said the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-04/cook-inlet-risk-assessment-reaching-
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Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...January ruled that the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in Chukchi leases...Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is conducting supplemental environmental work.In a statement, Greenpeace spokesman John Deans...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-28/shell-files-revised-arctic-offshore-
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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...that the agency considered other alternatives before removing Cook Inlet from the FMP ? as is required by the National Environmental Policy Act ? and had followed other regulatory standards for making such a decision. The fishing groups also argued that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-2
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...absolutely un-permitted, and they disagreed," he said.The district court ruled that the railroad's permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for storm water discharged during industrial activity shielded the railroad and the operator of the coal-loading...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dan-joling/2014-09-03

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