Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team has announced four key appointments. All tout private sector experience and will be newcomers to Alaska’s state government.
DEC commissioner Larry Hartig said in a press release Tuesday that the findings weren’t “unexpected.”
Petersburg’s borough Assembly Monday passed a resolution seeking enforceable protections against pollution from mines in British Columbia on rivers that flow into Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, Alaska’s lieutenant governor said he is raising the issue with both provincial and federal governments. https://kfsk-org.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/02MINERESPSGweb.mp3 The group Salmon Beyond Borders is asking municipal governments in Southeast Alaska this year…
The commissioner at the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation said the request posed “significant consequences for employment and resource development.”
The teens hand delivered a petition to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, asking for reduced carbon emissions and a strategy moving forward.
Over the last month and a half, a decade-long project to move the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta village of Newtok is finally beginning to take shape. The new village site held a ribbon in Mertarvik, which means “a place for water.”
Climate change has always been a sticky issue for Alaska policy makers. In a state that sits on the front lines of global warming but remains deeply dependent on oil, it sometimes seems like the easiest option is just not talking about it at all.
Alaska officials have drafted an agreement with British Columbia aimed at protecting transboundary waters. They say it will address concerns about pollution from mines on rivers that flow into Alaska.
Even though Alaska figures in discussion of climate change nationally, it’s rarely a major topic of conversation in Juneau.
Gov. Bill Walker has made his final decision on his administration and education commissioner.