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.
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.
This year, experts warn that Alaskans should gird themselves for more widespread uncertainty for at least a week after Election Night, since the state won’t even start counting absentee ballots before then.
Wednesday’s announcement, in a preliminary version of a government publication called the Federal Register, was broadly expected.
Sullivan, a Republican, was sworn in to office in 2015 and is running for a second term. Meanwhile, Al Gross is an independent and the Democratic nominee who has not previously held public office.
That’s despite voting with Democrats on Friday against proceeding toward a vote on President Trump’s latest nominee to the Supreme Court.
In the leisure and hospitality industry, there were about 13,000 fewer jobs this September than at the same time last year.
Alaska candidates for the state’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives came face-to-face in a debate Thursday night.