A judge has ruled in favor of environmental groups in their effort to block the Trump administration’s push to re-open large portions of Arctic waters to oil drilling.
A coalition of environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to challenge what would be the first oil production facility in Arctic federal waters, claiming the federal government’s analysis leading to its approval was faulty.
Southeast Alaska tribes say pollution from Canadian mines is violating their human rights. They’re calling on a D.C.-based human rights commission to investigate.
The state is intervening in a lawsuit over the EPA’s decision to rescind an Obama-era rule
The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal Conservation and Rivers Without Borders filed suit against BLM over A mining exploration project near Haines.
The Antiquities Act, which is used to designate national monuments, is “as relevant in Alaska as anywhere else and maybe even more because of climate change,” according to Erik Grafe with Earthjustice.
The groups in June sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force an agency decision on whether to accept a state plan to reduce unhealthy fine particulate produced by wood stoves and other sources.
Inside, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, was holding one of 10 public meetings around the state to get input on potential offshore lease sales.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up a case that could have expanded logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.
An oceanographer on the study told investigators she had “never worked on an SEIS with such a short timeline in her 26-year career.” A fish biologist “stated that she believed the timeline was ‘so crushed’ that the quality of the SEIS was significantly compromised.”