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The Associated PressA key federal agency has given conditional approval to Shell Oil Co.'s plans to begin drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast as early as next year. Thursday's approval by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Enforcement and Regulation is...
Tags: Alaska, Environmental Politics
KTUU.comThe Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that BP’s Alaska unit will pay $25 million in civil penalties to settle a federal lawsuit over 2006 crude oil spills from its North Slope pipelines. Under the settlement, which also involves the...
Channel 2 NewsWhile there's no question among safety advocates that flame retardants save lives, renewed health concerns about some retardants are causing Alaska to join states across the nation in trying to ban PBDE chemicals. PBDEs are invisible but they're used...
Tags: Justice System, Elections, Alaska, Conservation, IKEA
The Environmental Protection Agency says the harmless levels of radioactive iodine fallout from Japan detected at Dutch Harbor on March 19 and 20 were higher than other reporting stations in the United States. The director of the state health lab in...
Channel 2 NewsSen. Mark Begich says Alaska needs another set of eyes in Washington D.C. to help streamline development projects back home. He announced during an address to the state Legislature Tuesday that he's introducing a bill which would create a federal...
KTUU.comThe Environmental Protection Agency is deploying additional radiation monitoring systems to Alaska, Guam and Hawaii to better monitor the situation in Japan. The Agency says placing additional monitors in Alaska, Guam and Hawaii allows it to gather data...
Channel 2 NewsThe EPA told the state of Alaska Monday that trace amounts of radioactive isotopes were detected, likely from the failing nuclear power plant in Japan. The state says findings from monitors in Dutch Harbor, Juneau, and Nome are consistent with...
Tags: Idaho, Alaska, Nuclear Power, Alabama, Japan
The Environmental Protection Agency says Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., will pay a $60,000 penalty to resolve water permit violations and unpermitted discharges. The EPA says the mine had 11 unpermitted discharges into the Nenana River, Hoseanna Creek,...
Tags: Metal and Mineral, Alaska, Fairbanks, Bodies of Water, Rivers
The Associated PressAlaska Native and conservation groups have succeeded in challenging clean air permits granted to Shell Oil to drill exploration wells in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Numerous groups alleged that Shell's permits granted by the Environmental Protection...
Channel 2 NewsThe oil industry says it has been met with barriers that make it difficult to invest in Alaska. Friday, state businesses and the oil industry met to listen to what top energy leaders have to say about oil and gas in the state at the “Meet Alaska...
Tags: Elections, Conservation, Government, Sean Parnell, Politics
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell was in Washington, D.C. Friday to deliver a warning that federal authorities are causing greater U.S. dependence on foreign oil. During a speech at the National Press Club, Parnell said the policies of the Interior Department and the...
Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Regional Response Team met Thursday to share reports on incidents within the past few months and to continue oil spill response planning. The response team was established under the National Contingency Plan, the federal government's blueprint...
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