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Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap

...ANCHORAGE - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.A National Transportation...
Shell clears major US government hurdle for Arctic drilling

...public, Alaska Native organizations and state and federal agencies.The approval came just days before a planned protest...Shell must still obtain other permits from state and federal agencies, including one to drill from the Bureau of Safety...

...use the ranch's pens for breeding and raising pups in the coming years.Despite the commission's decision, the federal agency said it has a responsibility to continue with wolf reintroduction.The program has been hampered by politics, illegal...
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...Management approved the company's multiyear drilling plan. However, it still needs several approvals from state and federal agencies before it can drill.These include a land-use permit for Goodhope Bay from the state of Alaska. Shell spokesman...
State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...copied in to the note. Parnell has said Nizich went to the FBI when he heard about specific conduct in 2010, and the federal agency found no basis for criminal charges. The FBI has said it doesn't discuss pending or past investigations. Walker...
Cal Thomas: Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

...have the right to know why it is being regulated by a federal agency. In this case, MetLife appealed the ruling, but...if they are not respected, obeyed and enforced. Federal agencies that ignore the law should be held accountable. The...
Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

...the federal government would designate their new home in the wild as critical habitat, requiring consultation with federal agencies before oil and gas drilling or other development could occur.The problems were worked out. The U.S. Fish and...
Voices of Alaska: Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward with Young at helm

...transparency; allow for improved data collection through the use of electronic monitoring; increase accountability for our federal agencies; and create predictability and certainty for coastal communities that depend on stable fishing.In many ways...
Water rights dispute generates thousands of comments

...states that allows instream flow rights to be held by private groups and individuals in addition to the state and federal agencies that hold them in most other states, it has never before granted such a right. Another application is pending for...
Alaska's yellow cedar considered for endangered protection

...doesn't prevent the young growth from coming in behind it and being healthy," he said.A listing would require federal agencies to consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service to make sure their actions don't jeopardize the species. The law...


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