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State wants Red Devil Mine on National Priority List

Cleanup at the Red Devil mine site is getting special attention from the state’s administration.

Interior Secretary Salazar plans tour of Alaska

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is planning a three-day trip to Alaska. Salazar is preparing to decide whether to issue final drilling permits to Shell Oil, which hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

Groups sue EPA over oil spill dispersants

Environmental groups in five states are suing the federal government, claiming Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.

EPA reaches agreement with Alaska shipper on fuel standard

The federal government has reached agreement with one of Alaska's largest shipping companies, providing a conditional waiver for new fuel standards while Totem Ocean Trailer Express converts to cleaner-burning fuel.

Towns take on new federal maritime emission limits

Towns take on new federal maritime emission limitsSome Alaska communities are pushing back against a new requirement that ships sailing within 200 miles of the coast burn cleaner fuel. They say the rule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will hurt cruise traffic and increase shipping costs.

Fuel rules won’t impact state ferries

Fuel rules won’t impact state ferriesNew federal air-pollution restrictions will affect cruise and some other vessels sailing Alaska waters. But they will not impact state ferries.

Groups Push EPA Over Clean Air Waiver for Shell

A few more than a dozen activists gathered at the national headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency protesting Shell's request for a waiver from the Clean Air Act.

Native Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Pass Climate Change Legislation

Alaska Natives are in Washington, D.C. – urging lawmakers to pass climate change legislation. Some believe that’s the best way to get federal money for relocating several villages.

State of Alaska sues over maritime fuel regs

State of Alaska sues over maritime fuel regsThe state of Alaska is suing to block the federal government from enforcing regulations for emissions from cruise ships and marine cargo carriers.

EPA considering Shell permit change request

Shell Oil is seeking to changes to the air permit for one of its drill ships after a spokesman says generator engines tested slightly above permit levels for ammonia and nitrous oxide.
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