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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
News
What others say: No more hidden messages

...Sidestepping this procedure obscures the inner workings of government and renders impotent those entrusted to be the public's watchdog. In short, we don't know what we don't know. With Clinton's emails, we likely never will because Clinton is the one...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-23/what-others-say-no-more-hidden-me
Opinion
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
Letters
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
alaska
Medicine on the fly

...Stenga said. ?It looked like Jake?s Aircraft Salvage Yard. The only thing missing was a couple of German shepherd watchdogs,? he said. Overloaded, Stenga said Isaak ran out of fuel just south of the Kenai River and set the Super Cub down on...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051307/people_0513peo002.shtml
People

...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
News
Are times changing?

...different? Will the public shake off the dust and start watching those who are suppose to represent us? Will the honorable watchdogs and whistle-blowers rise up and demand open and honest representation? It's too early to tell, but there's always...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012210/let_553337247.shtml
letters
Micciche: Raising tax rate should be last choice for council

...I intend to promote a positive working relationship with the Kenai Watershed Forum and other NGOs and agencies assigned as watchdogs for the health of our river asset. 4. How can the city ensure Birch Ridge Golf Course is not sold to a developer? Should...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092707/political_3998.shtml

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