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Developments continue apace in the saga of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and its legal battle with the federal government. The Department of the Interior last week filed its brief ahead of the May 14 case before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals,...
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GreenspaceFamed biographer Doug Brinkley and Alaskan Rep. Don Young clashed bitterly last Friday as Brinkley, a professor at Rice University and the author most recently of “The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom 1979-1960,” testified...
Nation NowInterior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday a final decision to impose a 20-year ban on new mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon....
Nation NowOil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
Nation NowA year and a half after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the administrator of BP’s $20-billion restitution fund told Congress Thursday that he has has paid out about $5.5 billion to more than 213,000 victims of the nation’s worst offshore...
Opinion L.A.An Obama administration proposal would open new areas in the Arctic to oil and gas exploration. And these are the guys who are supposed to be friends of the environment?...
Nation NowThe Obama administration on Thursday recommended stronger protections for federal land in nine Western states, but many of the proposasl are likely to face resistance in the Republican-controlled House....
GreenspaceThe proposal, which outlines offshore oil and gas leasing from 2012 to 2017, omits areas on the West and East coasts that the Bush administration planned to open to drilling. But it also calls for three lease sales off the coast of Alaska in...
Nation NowCongressional Republican leaders are drafting legislation that would steer money from new offshore energy production into highway construction....
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