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Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling

...Obama administration has taken steps to keep drill rigs out of Alaska's northern ocean for a decade or more.Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday that the federal government is cancelling federal petroleum lease sales in U.S...
What others say: Alaskans embrace government 'overreach' on Denali

...ever since former Gov. Jay Hammond first petitioned to rename the mountain in 1975.Citing a 1947 law giving the Interior Secretary the power to resolve geographic naming disputes, Sally Jewell signed the paperwork making it official on Aug...
State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...a stronger relationship with the Obama administration, she said.Walker is expected to meet Wednesday with the Interior secretary to discuss oil development in Alaska, Marquette said.Walker flew to Washington so he could accompany Obama on...
Judge sides with Interior secretary in refuge-road dispute

...Environmental Policy Act, Holland's decision says in laying out the background of the case.In late 2013, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the proposed land swap, a decision that followed several years of analysis and drew outrage...
What others say: Denali: A wrong made right

...right. Alaskans everywhere - from Ketchikan to Kaktovik - celebrated to the news when U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali.Meanwhile, politicians in Ohio are complaining...
What others say: Washington state, focus on your own plate

...Council and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are looking north to Alaska.They've written formal letters asking U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to revoke federal oil and gas leases with Royal Dutch Shell in the Arctic outer continental shelf...
Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

...revenues to the state treasury.ANWR isn't likely to be opened for oil and gas exploration anytime soon, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell wants to make that permanent with her new proposal for wilderness designation, but legislators still...
Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

...states in pushing back against areas of perceived federal overreach.A contingent of lawmakers met this week with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during her trip to Alaska, as did Walker, in hopes of impressing upon her the impacts that federal...
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding Alaska village

KOTZEBUE (AP) - In temperatures slightly higher than Washington, D.C.'s, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell got a firsthand look Monday at the effect of climate change on an Alaska coastal community.Jewell visited Kivalina...
Obama proposes wilderness designation for ANWR

...propose putting off-limits to development certain areas of the offshore Arctic. Murkowski said she spoke with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Jewell's chief of staff in the last few days. Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw...


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