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Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

...and House and to the administration and say, 'what can we make happen here?'"She also had strong words for Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who has infuriated Murkowski with her refusal to approve an 11-mile, one-lane road to complete...
Input sought on Cook Inlet oil and gas leases

...announced Saturday it would be seeking input on a possible oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet In a news release, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the request for comments is a key step in the planning process for responsible oil and gas development...
New NPR-A plan released

...development plus accommodation for a pipeline that could carry offshore Arctic Ocean oil to the trans-Alaska pipeline.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday announced that the plan will allow for development of nearly 12 million acres within the...
Alaska to sue for road through wildlife refuge

...refuge so that residents of a village will have improved access for emergency flights at an all-weather airport.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in December rejected a proposed land swap that would have allowed a one-lane gravel road through...
Murkowski blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...between the state and federal government, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told state lawmakers Wednesday.In December, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected a proposed land swap to build a gravel road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, which...
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...amendment to provide $2.1 million as a match should the federal government provide funding for - and the U.S. interior secretary reverse her decision on - a road linking the community of King Cove and an all-weather airport at Cold Bay. Members...
What others say: Line in president's speech could unnerve ANWR oil supporters

...designation.It's not just the president articulating this. Last week, 109 House Democrats sent a general letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging use of the Antiquities Act on a number of lands proposals because Congress is not acting on...
Alaska advances suit over federal refuge closures

...Fish and Wildlife Service unless it reversed its shutdown of federal refuges in Alaska by Oct. 15. In letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, he said the service's approach was in stark contrast to that of other federal land agencies, namely...
Former territorial governor dies at age 94

...well-known, July 1, 1958, photograph by the AP shows Stepovich standing between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Interior Secretary Frederick Seaton. Stepovich is flashing a broad smile and holding a newspaper with a banner headline, "WE'RE...
Alaska pitches ANWR exploration plan

...Parnell appeared by remote.Parnell, in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, said he is prepared to ask the state...took place in the early 1980s, and in 1987, the Interior secretary recommended development. Congress in 1995 passed...


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