United States Environmental Protection Agency

Alaska utilities, leaders welcome exemption from emissions rule

Alaska utilities will not have to comply with new federal standards requiring cleaner power production. The state is currently exempted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s… Continue reading

 

Homer Electric Association is requesting a rate change in its quarterly filings with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. In its

Pebble Limited Partnership’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency will continue as a federal judge denied the agency’s motion to dismiss June 4. U.S. Alaska… Continue reading

 

Pebble, EPA say lawsuit should continue

Pebble Limited Partnership and the Environmental Protection Agency finally agree on one thing: their court fight should move forward. Each side filed seven-page briefs May… Continue reading

 

Judge allows for subpoena in Pebble lawsuit

JUNEAU (AP) — A federal judge says the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine can serve a subpoena on an Internet services provider to preserve… Continue reading

Judge clarifies order in Pebble case

JUNEAU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, while a lawsuit is pending, must stop all work related to a process that could restrict or prohibit… Continue reading

EPA hears from public on proposal to veto Pebble

ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble… Continue reading

EPA hears from public on proposal to veto Pebble

ANCHORAGE — Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble… Continue reading

State: Alaska seafood safe; Inletkeeper to test water

The state of Alaska received word from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation. The Department of Environmental Conservation… Continue reading

Fort Wainright fined for EPA violation

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An Army garrison in Fairbanks will pay nearly $160,000 to government regulators after being found in violation of an act designed to… Continue reading

Tribes seek to intervene in Pebble lawsuit

JUNEAU (AP) — A consortium of tribes is seeking to intervene in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit challenging EPA’s authority… Continue reading

Pebble sues EPA over attempt to veto mine

The Pebble Limited Partnership took the Environmental Protection Agency to court May 21 and claimed the agency is illegally overstepping its bounds by attempting to… Continue reading

Watchdog to review EPA’s handling of Pebble 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 mining on a… Continue reading

EPA action to block Pebble project spotlights unprecedented use of Clean Water Act powers

The Environmental Protection Agency set a potentially unprecedented process in motion when it began work on Feb. 28 to preemptively block Pebble mine as an… Continue reading

Bill would decrease regs on smaller boats

A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill… Continue reading

Begich speaks out against Pebble mine

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong… Continue reading

EPA report: Large-scale mining could devastate Bristol Bay fish, people

JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest… Continue reading

State, feds to close three area waste wells

In an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will close 55 motor-vehicle waste disposal wells across… Continue reading

Council seeks to rescind mine study comments

JUNEAU — The Iliamna Village Council has asked to rescind an analysis it submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that backs up conclusions by… Continue reading

Murkowski: Pebble should provide more specifics

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the companies seeking to develop a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of a premier… Continue reading

DEC extends public review of West Eagle drilling plan

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week extended for 10 days the public review of Buccaneer Alaska’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or… Continue reading

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