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DNR grants one of three Chuitna Citizens Coalition water reservations

...information because the permitting review process has not been completed." The decision determined that it is in the public interest to allow the permitting review process for the mine project to be completed and to not approve the other two reservations...
Voices of the Peninsula: Hard to argue against instream flow reservations

As water becomes more of valuable commodity in the United States, competition between public and private uses for this resource is heating up.
DNR hears arguments for Chuitna water rights

A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers, reporters

The state of Alaska has increased its court fees to, in part, make up for declining revenue. A new rule raising state court fees that started Aug. 1 will lead to increased costs for everyone from citizens to lawyers, and reporters.
In-stream flow reservation for Chuitna's Middle Creek open to comment

On Feb. 23 the Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced that it would receive public comment on an application for legal protection of the flow of Middle Creek, a tributary of the west Cook Inlet's Chuitna River.

...has said there's not enough evidence to specifically restrict the use of the syrup. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates for food safety, has also said that there's no evidence that the sweetener is any worse nutritionally...
Voices of Alaska: A 'fix' in search of a flaw

Sen. Pete Kelly's ongoing campaign to amend Alaska's constitution to change the way we select and retain judges poses a grave threat to fair and impartial courts in our state.

...candy, nuts and other snack foods in recent years.Consumer advocate Jim O'Hara of the Center for Science in the Public Interest praised the FDA's warning, but said the agency needs to go further to keep powdered caffeine off the market...

...requiring students to take a fruit or vegetable.Margo Wootan, a nutrition lobbyist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest who has pushed for healthier meals, says relaxing those standards could gut the program. "You can't call a...
Reworked HB77 up for debate in Alaska Legislature

JUNEAU - A bill that stalled in the Senate last year over concerns it limited public involvement in permitting decisions resurfaced Monday.


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