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13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

...Thirteen states led by North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.North Dakota Attorney General...
Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

JUNEAU - A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that...
Federal regulators criticize HEA hydroelectric project

...necessary information, according to comments released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the federal agency that licenses hydroelectric projects. In March the Grant Lake project's creator Kenai Hydro LLC, a wholly-owned...
Group declares partial victory over elodea

...some instances." Stewart said she is coordinating the efforts of "at least a dozen" groups, including state and federal agencies and conservation non-profits, to wipe out the Alaskan elodea population. On the Kenai Peninsula, that effort...
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...

...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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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