The environmental group that captured Pebble Mine executives bragging about their sway over Alaska’s senators and governor have released new footage from those secretly recorded sessions.
Some realtors objected to the new policy and said they should have been consulted. The Assembly could vote on the policy again as early as Nov. 16.
The Trump administration’s decision could be reversed through a court challenge or an act of Congress. Alternatively, another presidential administration could revisit the rule — but that would require public comment, meetings and another multi-year process.
Juneau Port Director Carl Uchytil says permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gives the city permission to flood the 192-ton steel hulled boat and sink it in 8,400 feet of water.
The Willow project would be the North Slope’s westernmost oil field, and the Department of the Interior says the project could produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day, over 30 years.
Wednesday’s announcement, in a preliminary version of a government publication called the Federal Register, was broadly expected.
Sabrina Bracher was laid off in April. She cashed out her retirement savings after pandemic-related unemployment payments ended and says she’s going to jump on the new housing assistance program.
Legislative races near Fairbanks and in Anchorage show what’s at stake as Alaskans vote for legislative candidates with contrasting views on dividends and the Alaska Permanent Fund.
Results have been taking four to five days on average to get back from the state lab. Results from the new lab are expected to take two to four days.
Alaska’s plan emphasizes the state’s unique geography and infrastructure, with 80% of its communities off the road system.