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Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

JUNEAU - A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-06/watchdog-reviews-epa-handling-of-ala
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Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

...access to U.S. skies faces significant hurdles and won't meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress, a government watchdog said Monday.Despite years of research, the Federal Aviation Administration hasn't figured out what kind of technology...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-01/drone-access-to-us-skies-faces-signi
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Panel: Don Young violated U.S. House ethics

...improper gifts or improper personal use of campaign funds, the committee said. Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, scoffed at the "non-penalty" issued by the committee. "Just...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-20/panel-don-young-violated-us-house-et
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Panel: Don Young violated U.S. House ethics

...improper gifts or improper personal use of campaign funds, the committee said.Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, scoffed at the "non-penalty" issued by the committee."Just...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-21/panel-don-young-violated-us-house-et
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...intense pressure from regulators to simplify their businesses. Since the financial crisis, the government's financial watchdogs have encouraged banks like Citigroup to become more manageable by eliminating non-essential business lines and focusing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-16-1
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Central Peninsula Hospital scores big with watchdog and accreditor

...comprised for 28 measures that result in a grade score similar to schools - A through F - by The Leapfrog Group, a peer reviewed watchdog group.According to Leapfrog, more than 1 million patients are injured by U.S. hospitals each year.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-27/central-peninsula-hospital-scores-bi
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New postage system should be stamped out

...convoluted, inept, incompetent and completely unworkable system, at proposal stage by the USPS, was allowed to slip by their watchdogs. Surely somewhere in the federal government is a secretary they could have done a trial run with to see if it worked before...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/053107/letters_20070531002.shtml
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DEC regulators pulled off oil-spill oversight jobs

...oil oversight and to streamline the permitting for everything from well drilling to spill cleanup plans. Some oil industry watchdogs think DEC is clamping down on two of its top regulators to appease an industry that finds itself under increasing criticism...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122001/ala_122001ala0pm0030001.shtml
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Exxon Valdez headed for India scrap heap

...double-hulled tankers, a requirement for tanker escorts into Port Valdez, creation of regional citizen councils that act as industry watchdogs, and storage facilities in Alaska fishing communities where spill response gear is cached. The Exxon Valdez was engineered...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-24/exxon-valdez-headed-for-india-scrap-
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Phillips Alaska queries employees about possible staff reductions

...merger is on track to close this summer after shareholders from both companies approved the plan last month. U.S. antitrust watchdogs are still reviewing the deal. The merger would be Phillips' second in as many years. In April 2000, Phillips bought Arco...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042502/ala_042502alapm0020001.shtml
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