The recent lawsuits over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and National Petroleum Reserve are a lot to keep track of. Casey Grove spoke to Tegan Hanlon to try to sort it all out.
Department of Justice Attorney Adam Jed said people just make grammatical mistakes sometimes, and you have to go by what Congress meant.
The attorneys general of the 15 states argue that they have standing to sue because what happens in the Arctic Refuge affects their fish, wildlife and physical environment.
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is asking the court to intervene on behalf of the Organized Village of Kake which took advantage of the emergency hunt to take two moose and five deer.
In early August, the Census Bureau announced that counting would end on September 30 — a month sooner than originally planned.
The Vogue Tongass posts are linked to a website that helps people generate letters to their local elected officials and the Secretary of the USDA.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement that the funds are intended to help Tlingit and Haida “make a swift and lasting economic comeback.”
Richard Peterson, the President of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, says he wasn’t surprised by the state’s lawsuit, but he was disappointed.
Two months ago, a federal judge said the trade was illegal because it violated two separate federal laws, the Administrative Procedure Act and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
The lawsuit argues that Congress, not the state of Alaska, granted Metlakatla Indian Community the Annette Islands Reserve — and an integral part of the reserve is access to traditional fisheries.