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Dec. 14, 2001 The Anchorage Daily News praises governor's call for sharper state oversight on oil development

...oil production and transportation, their goals do not always coincide. ''It's a constructive tension,'' said Michele Brown, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Her department would gain 13 positions with the governor's...
DEC regulators pulled off oil-spill oversight jobs

...criticism for poorly maintaining the Slope's aging pipelines, safety valves and other machinery. DEC Commissioner Michele Brown denied the claims. ''Nobody from above exerted pressure to remove these individuals,'' she told the Anchorage...
Cruise ships willing to test emmissions -- within limits

...nor the federal Environmental Protection Agency monitor air or water discharges from cruise ships. DEC Commissioner Michele Brown convened a December meeting in Juneau of industry, government and community representatives to discuss ways to reduce...
March 2: Anchorage Daily News on cruise ship pollution:

...It has described pollution-reducing technologies either at hand or in the works. That's good. DEC Commissioner Michele Brown has said the state's goal is to work out a voluntary compliance agreement with the industry, and if the industry...
Diverse projects presented in Caring For the Kenai competition

...environmental specialist for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, who sat in for DEC Commissioner Michele Brown, who was unable to attend. Merrill Sikorski, contest coordinator, said he is pleased the community is getting involved...
Charities hope dividend gifts exceed costs

...grain of salt," he said. Alaskans traditionally have lagged residents of other states in charitable contributions, Michele Brown, president of United Way of Anchorage, told the Legislature. "Alaskans have a great tradition of neighborliness...
New Anchorage-based commissioners worry Juneau officials

...spends the entire legislative session in Juneau and delegates a lot of responsibility to her Juneau-based deputy. Michele Brown, commissioner of Environmental Conservation, was criticized by local leaders last year for moving to Anchorage...
Dec. 27, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. criticizes Knowles administration for oil industry appeasement

...for increasing North Slope inspections and response drills while approving permits in record time. Still, DEC head Michele Brown now says they were wasting time on unimportant trivia. The reorganization clears the way for several key projects...
Budget cuts threaten DEC programs

...department's appropriations by well over 50 percent. Things have gotten pretty lean, according to DEC Commissioner Michele Brown. She said Wednesday that the inspections are public health functions people cannot be expected to perform for themselves...
Knowles signs spill bill defining best technology

...Conservation said the new law clarifies the definition. ''This law is not a rollback as some are calling it,'' said Michele Brown, DEC commissioner. ''What the Legislature has said is that, 'We agree with the Supreme Court that we were not...


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