Peter Granitz, APRN - Washington DC
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Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively is in Washington, D.C. this week lobbying Congress – which has no authority over whether the mine proceeds. The EPA could veto the mine outright if it deems the project too damaging to the region’s watersheds.
The House Natural Resources Committee successfully reported out a bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Sealaska Corporation.
The Senate kicks off debate on the latest immigration overhaul. Both of Alaska’s moderate Senators could be swing votes.
The Association of Village Council Presidents is trying to block construction of the road, saying it’ll disrupt migratory patterns for waterfowl.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tells the Senate Energy Committee she opposes drilling in ANWR and supports capping the legacy wells in NPR-A.
Rates for federally subsidized Stafford loans are set to double July 1st.
The next U.S. Senate race in Alaska is still 18 months away. A number of Republicans have jumped in the race, or are publicly mulling taking on Senator Mark Begich in November 2014.
The U.S. Forest Service asked governors to return millions of dollars from the Secure Rural Schools program.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Commerce Department, businesswoman Penny Pritzker, answered far-ranging questions today.
Alaskans in D.C. tell Congress to alter NPR-A plans.
Energy company chiefs and politicians rip into Department of Energy for timely permitting process.
Governor Sean Parnell says the new state plan will disclose the true oil volume in ANWR.
None of the six nations borders the Arctic Ocean.
The U.S. Senate will vote on the nomination of Ernest Moniz on Thursday. He’s expected to pass with ease.
The small oil company won’t say whether it will proceed with oil fracking this summer.
The U.S. Senate is expected to a pass a sweeping bill authorizing dozens of water projects on Wednesday. A provision is included that Alaska’s senators say could ease the way to an Arctic port.
The federal government is predicting a normal wildfire season in Alaska this year, but it could be later than normal.
The Obama Administration lays out guidelines for future Arctic policies.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration downgraded the southern tanner crab – or bairdi – in its annual report to Congress. In 2011, the crab was listed as over fished. Now, the federal government reports the stock as safe.
Saudi energy official said he has no concerns over growing U.S. energy supply.