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What others say: Advance, but cautiously, in Arctic drilling

...2008 Arctic lease sale, allowing Royal Dutch Shell to return to exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea. The Interior Department will spend the next 30 days examining Shell's summer drilling plan, but that company has already begun moving...
State lawmakers riled up over federal actions

...surveying a road through a wildlife refuge to connect King Cove to an all-weather airport at Cold Bay, a road the Interior department rejected. The lawsuit over the department's decision is pending. "I'm not willing to wait much longer...
Obama proposes wilderness designation for ANWR

...brought by the state over the Interior Department's refusal to consider a...future generations." The Interior Department issued a comprehensive plan...staff in the last few days. Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw...
Industry, legislators still buzzing about Walker firings

...of the board.Drue Pearce, one of the fired board members who is a former President of the Senate and U.S. Interior Department official, said she learned of her termination at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6, three hours before the press release...
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...
Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair poised to take the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee that has jurisdiction over the Interior Department. It's a powerful position for the senior senator from Alaska given the role the agency plays in a state where...
Tribes work to create sex-offender registries

...Bureau of Indian Affairs could do a better job at finding out which tribes need help implementing the law. The Interior Department said the Bureau of Indian Affairs would be reaching out to tribes. A Tribal Public Safety Working Group established...
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...

...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...


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