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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.

Capital budget has few Southeast projects

Capital budget has few Southeast projectsSoutheast projects in Gov. Bill Walker’s pared-down capital budget are mostly road, ferry and bridge work that could be funded by the federal government.

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.

Sealaska lands bill passes Congress

Sealaska lands bill passes CongressA bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress.

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitat

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitatScientists know climate change is altering rain and snowfall patterns in the Tongass National Forest. A new study details how that could affect salmon and suggests what can be done.

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regs

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regsIf the moratorium hadn’t passed, Alaska’s fishing fleet would have had to comply with new regulations the industry claims are unworkable.

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.

Koreans send aircraft, vessel for Bering Sea search

Koreans send aircraft, vessel for Bering Sea searchSeven crew have been rescued from Oryong 501 sinking Nov. 3. 27 bodies were recovered, and 26 are still missing.