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. Listen Now

The House Natural Resources Committee successfully reported out a bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Sealaska Corporation. Download Audio

The Senate kicks off debate on the latest immigration overhaul. Both of Alaska's moderate Senators could be swing votes. Download Audio

The Association of Village Council Presidents is trying to block construction of the road, saying it’ll disrupt migratory patterns for waterfowl. Download Audio

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tells the Senate Energy Committee she opposes drilling in ANWR and supports capping the legacy wells in NPR-A. Download Audio

Rates for federally subsidized Stafford loans are set to double July 1st. Download Audio

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. Download Audio

The U.S. Forest Service asked governors to return millions of dollars from the Secure Rural Schools program. Download Audio

President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce Department, businesswoman Penny Pritzker, answered far-ranging questions today. Download Audio

Alaskans in D.C. tell Congress to alter NPR-A plans. Download Audio

Energy company chiefs and politicians rip into Department of Energy for timely permitting process. Download Audio

Governor Sean Parnell says the new state plan will disclose the true oil volume in ANWR. Download Audio

None of the six nations borders the Arctic Ocean. Download Audio

The U.S. Senate will vote on the nomination of Ernest Moniz on Thursday. He’s expected to pass with ease. Download Audio

The small oil company won't say whether it will proceed with oil fracking this summer. Download Audio

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. Download Audio

The federal government is predicting a normal wildfire season in Alaska this year, but it could be later than normal. Download Audio

The Obama Administration lays out guidelines for future Arctic policies. Download Audio

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. Listen to the story.

Saudi energy official said he has no concerns over growing U.S. energy supply. Download Audio