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Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas development

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas developmentThe president’s announcement is being celebrated in Dillingham.

Rate increase approved for AP&T power customers

Rate increase approved for AP&T power customersAPC is expected to revise its rates again next year because when it folds its newly acquired Gustavus Electric into its rate structure.

Forest Service releases review of proposed power line to Kake

The intertie could make cheap hydroelectric power available to the 600 residents of Kake, who rely on costly diesel generators.

900-gallon fuel spill reported in Kake

900-gallon fuel spill reported in KakeA year ago, the same facility leaked an estimated 55-hundred gallons of gas into the salt water after a fuel line broke at Kake Tribal’s dock.

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designation

Research that could affect Southeast logging, mining unclear on wolf designationAn article published last month in the Journal of Heredity concludes that DNA evidence does not support listing Southeast Alaska wolves as a distinct sub-species for protection under the Endangered Species Act. However, others say the same research supports that distinction.

Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminal

Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminalThe new lease allows up to 750,000 tons of ore and concentrations be shipped through the facility annually.

New report questions Susitna-Watana costs

New report questions Susitna-Watana costsA new fiscal analysis of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project questions the Alaska Energy Authority’s estimates on how much the 735-foot tall dam would cost the State of Alaska, if built.

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permit

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permitThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a wastewater and tailings disposal permit for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mine

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mineA Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s already dividing the community of Haines.

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declaration

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declarationDuring Walker's campaign, he said the first thing he would do as governor would be to issue a declaration of disaster on the cost of energy in Interior Alaska.