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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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