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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.

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.

Sullivan: Alaskans dream big, breathe air ‘bathed in promise’

Sullivan: Alaskans dream big, breathe air ‘bathed in promise’In his first Senate speech, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan yesterday spoke in support of the Keystone Pipeline.

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant use

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant useAn environmental group based in Homer was part of the first push to change the existing dispersant rules.

EPA, Alaska DEC crews cleaning up Richardson Highway diesel spill

EPA, Alaska DEC crews cleaning up Richardson Highway diesel spillThe Environmental Protection Agency and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are working to clean up a diesel spill northeast of Valdez.

Compliance ordered for Ketchikan water supply

Compliance ordered for Ketchikan water supplyA compliance order from the state Department of Environmental Conservation spells out what the City of Ketchikan is required to do over the next couple of years to address ongoing water concerns.

EPA regs hit fishing industry, unless Congress meets deadline

Federal lawmakers return to Washington this week for the final days of the 113th Congress.

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble Mine

Judge temporarily halts EPA’s 404(c) process on Pebble MineThe process allows the EPA to restrict or prohibit projects that could have adverse effects on fishery areas.

Hyundai, Kia Fined $100 Million Over Misleading Gas Mileage Figures

Hyundai, Kia Fined $100 Million Over Misleading Gas Mileage FiguresAccording to the Environmental Protection Agency, the civil penalty is the largest in Clean Air Act history.

Pebble files public records lawsuit against EPA

Pebble files public records lawsuit against EPAPebble alleges EPA’s work with Trout Unlimited, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and others dating to at least 2008 has been anything but objective and open to the public.
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