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Groups petition to list yellow cedar

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Four conservation groups have petitioned the Interior Department to list an iconic Alaska tree as threatened or endangered because of climate change.Yellow cedar for centuries has been carved...
Alaska village sues feds to open road in refuge

...Alaska village sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday after it rejected...notice that it also would sue. Interior Department spokeswoman Emily Beyer said...court in Anchorage claims the Interior Department's rejection is a violation...
News that manages oil and gas development on federal and Indian lands.Investigators said weak control by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management resulted from policies based on outdated science and from incomplete monitoring data...
Shell looks for silver linings in decision to cancel 2014 drill season

...It will take time for the Interior Department to correct that defect, and...Native organizations sued the Interior Department, arguing the EIS was inadequate...remedy the defeat. BOEM is the Interior Department agency that manages offshore...
Murkowski blasts federal rejection of refuge road

JUNEAU - The Interior Department's rejection of a road through a national wildlife refuge...time for the federal government to do the same.While the Interior Department has sold leases in Arctic waters off Alaska, it has not yet...

...adding that Park Service workers and others in the Interior Department followed federal law requiring that employees limit...the best we could," she said.Jewell said the Interior Department is working to strengthen landscape-level planning...
Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown made similar plans. The shutdown also mostly closed down NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department. Critical functions of government went on as usual, but the closure and potential default weighed on the economy...
Long government shutdown could affect Alaska economy

...the first place."The federal department with the second highest number of employed Alaskans - 2,645 - is the Interior Department. They remain on furlough.A partial federal shutdown in 1996 shutdown lasted three weeks. Fried said he reviewed...
Noting Alaska's role, Hagel unveils first U.S. Arctic strategy the Institute of the North, Alaska director for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management James Kendall said the Interior Department agency has lease sales planned for the Chukchi Sea in 2016 and for the Beaufort Sea in 2017. In total, more than...
Drowned polar bear scientist gets $100,000 settlement

...Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, or BOEM. An Interior Department employee had alleged Monnett wrongfully released...Monnett will receive $100,000 but cannot seek Interior Department work for five years. His retirement was effective...


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