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B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pondA new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

U.S. Senators try again to kill vessel discharge regs

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski this week introduced a bill to permanently block the regulation for commercial vessels under 79 feet.

How much debris litters Alaska’s beaches?

How much debris litters Alaska’s beaches?Thanks to funding from the government of Japan, plans are being made to pick up hundreds of tons of plastic marine debris that has been gathered from Alaska beaches

EPA administrator insists water rule isn’t a power grab

EPA administrator insists water rule isn’t a power grabMcCarthy insists the rule isn’t an expansion of the law but an attempt to expand exemptions to the law.

Another Congress, another bill to rename it Mount Denali

Another Congress, another bill to rename it Mount DenaliSen. Lisa Murkowski has filed a bill to forever change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali.

Vet suicide prevention bill passes Congress

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said it’s an important bill for Alaska, which has the highest number of vets per capita and also the highest rate of suicide.

Pipeline coordinator still shuttering shop while Obama calls for funding

Pipeline coordinator still shuttering shop while Obama calls for fundingThe current coordinator, Larry Persily, says he’s still shutting down his offices in Anchorage and Washington, D.C.pipl

Arctic standards won’t be ready for Shell’s return

Arctic standards won’t be ready for Shell’s returnAfter Shell’s troubled 2012 drilling season in the far north, the Interior Department began working on Arctic-specific standards for offshore drilling.

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but misses

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but missesSen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday failed to land her first counterpunch at the Obama administration’s new Arctic conservation policies.

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cuts

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cutsSealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first two parcels to be cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.