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USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refuges

USFW wants to regulate oil & gas on refugesThe Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is the only refuge in Alaska with active petroleum extraction.

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatment

New equipment means new opportunities for polar bear treatmentNew equipment has given the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the capability to treat polar bears on the scene, which, until now, hasn’t been a possibility.

British Columbia mining boom concerns unite tribes across borders

British Columbia mining boom concerns unite tribes across bordersA government-backed mining boom in British Columbia may have downstream impacts to Southeast Alaska. It's uniting tribes across borders.

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretch

Oil tax referendum groups organize for campaign’s final stretchWith three months to go before the primary election, groups with a stake in the oil tax referendum are ramping up their campaigns.

Locals question unprecedented mining road to Ambler

Locals question unprecedented mining road to AmblerAIDEA met in Kotzebue yesterday with a game management group to discuss a proposed 220-mile road to a copper deposit in the Northwest Arctic Borough.

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia mines

Panel discussion addresses effects of British Columbia minesThe Western Mining Action Network held a discussion on the development of large mines in British Columbia that could impact the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers.

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grants

USDA awards $5.6M in energy grantsSeveral Western Alaska communities could see lower energy costs after federal grants have been distributed.

Parnell signs gasline legislation

Parnell signs gasline legislationThe proposed natural gas project is seen as a lifeline for the state, as North Slope oil production declines and state revenue dwindles.

Prudhoe Bay flowline springs leak, sprays oil

Prudhoe Bay flowline springs leak, sprays oilHigh winds resulted in a spray of natural gas, crude oil and water that covers an area of tundra larger than 20 football fields.

Breakup creating havoc for ice dredgers

Breakup creating havoc for ice dredgersThe early break-up of sea ice has left winter gold-dredging operations scrambling to haul equipment back to shore – and not everyone has fared well so far.