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Borough threatened with lawsuit due to K-Beach Flood

...improve the ditching on Buoy Street not to drain the wetlands, but to make the ditches dissipate the water downward...inundation." "A good portion of it is clearly within wetlands and mapped wetlands," Navarre said.The letter states that because...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-10/borough-threatened-with-lawsuit-due-
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K-Beach residents looking for flooding solutions

...additionally by building drainage structures to intercept widespread sheet flow of flood waters moving northward out of the wetlands of the Kenai Gas Fields before reaching and inundating neighboring residential and commercial properties. With the very real...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-06/k-beach-residents-looking
Letters
Corps files proposal to justify CD-5 permit

...owns the subsurface rights.The lawsuit, filed last year, claims that construction of a bridge and placement of gravel of wetlands will impair habitat important to subsistence activities by the village.The case is being watched closely by the industry...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-29/corps-files-proposal-to-justify-cd-5
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Seward ready to move forward with dock development

...period," Long said. Federal marine habitat impact mitigation plans - which the project's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wetlands permit is contingent upon - are currently being worked out, Long said. "Now it's close enough to fully funded that we're...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-21-0
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Voices of Alaska: Regulatory Fairness Act sets reasonable timeframe for EPA vetoes

...reopen the Nikiski LNG terminal, without any right of appeal, because a tiny portion of the property was once considered wetlands?While these scenarios might have once seemed far-fetched, all of them ? and more ? will be possible if the dramatic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-05-03/voices-of-alaska-regulatory-fairn
Opinion
Fire footprint - ghosts of fires past

...800 acres), mixed conifer (1,200 acres), hardwood (4,500 acres), and mountain hemlock (500 acres). Lakes, wetlands, shrub and alpine tundra constitute the remaining area. Some think the fire raged because of the unsalvaged beetle-killed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-06-12-0
Outdoors
Wetlands donated to Montana's Outdoor Legacy Foundation

...Production Area administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "The property was a repossession, and it's prime wetlands next to a protected area," foundation spokeswoman Jane Ratzlaff said. "They approached us and asked if it's something...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-27
Outdoors
Assembly approves land sale to gun club, asks to reduce noise pollution

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly unanimously approved the sale of 77 acres of borough wetlands to the Snowshoe Gun Club at less than half of its assessed market value at its Tuesday meeting. The ordinance states the land...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-19/assembly-approves-land-sale-to-gun-c
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Pebble sues EPA over attempt to veto mine

...state land. While the EPA has vetoed wetlands permit applications 13 times since the...regional Army Corps of Engineers handles wetlands permit applications under Section 404...public or private, that could impact wetlands. Subsection 404(c) of the act gives...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-22/pebble-sues-epa-over-attempt-to-veto
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Climate assessment warns of dire effects in Alaska

...permafrost thaw and evaporation from higher temperatures. Wetlands drying and warmer summers have led to more large fires in the...millions or migratory birds and continued drying of Alaska wetlands could affect waterfowl management nationally. Thawing of permafrost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-06/climate-assessment-warns-of-dire-eff
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