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Voices of Alaska: Time for a peace treaty between Alaska and its Tribes

...ability to petition the Secretary of the Interior to have their lands placed under federal...and struck down the Department of the Interior's Alaska exclusion as disparate and...injunction preventing the Department of the Interior's regulations from taking effect in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-30/voices-of-alaska-time-for-a-peace
Opinion
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...Administrative Procedure Act. Without an exemption, Alaska can't build new roads in the Tongass, where they are crucial for logging interior sections of the archipelago that makes up Southeast Alaska. Opponents of the rule have argued it blocks the state from millions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-to-roadless-rule-o
News

...milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead.U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward."It's great to witness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/jennifer-mcdermott/2015-07-27
ConocoPhillips puts Inlet gas fields up for sale

...regional natural gas utility, or other, out-of-state firms reported to be now investigating opportunities to supply gas to Interior Alaska.Resources Energy Inc., a small Japanese consortium now planning a medium-sized LNG plant at Point MacKenzie...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/conocophillips-puts-inlet-gas-fields
News
Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...equipment on site to cap a well in case of a leak. That equipment is aboard a ship headed to Portland, Oregon, for repairs. The Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in a statement that Shell could submit an amended application...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/kevin-freking-and-dan-joling/2015-07-23
News
Welcoming literary citizens: An interview with 49 Writers' new director

...to take maybe two communities a year, and just kind of slowly move out," she said. Some of those might first be on the interior's highway system, but she expects to expand into other Southeast communities in the coming years. In September, 49 Writers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-07-22/welcoming-literary-cit
Arts & Entertainment
Report recommends realignment of Railbelt utilities

...portion of the intertie, according to the Alaska Energy Authority. That would improve line capacity and reliability to the Interior and regional utility Golden Valley Electric Association.Getting power from Southcentral natural gas-fired power plants...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/report-recommends-realignment-of-rai
News
Subsistence gillnet proposal attracts 600 public comments

...period has tallied near 600, according to the Office of Subsistence Management, which is the division of the Department of the Interior under which the Federal Subsistence Board operates. The Office of Subsistence Management will review the comments and determine...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-16/subsistence-gillnet-proposal-attract
News

...would drop kittens off at the shop, which she said is probably what spurred her desire to help rescued animals. She moved to Interior Alaska in the 1990s, following her sister who had been deployed to the state as a member of the military.Vinter never had...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-07-13
Arts & Entertainment
national mammal

...across the country. They are present on Wyoming and Kansas' state flag. And they are on the seal of the Department of the Interior. They have appeared on U.S. currency. And they are the mascot for several sports teams - including North Dakota State...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-07-20/national-mammal
Arts & Entertainment

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