Alaska

Trump Rushes Action on Environmental Issues That Could Handcuff Biden
Environment
Trump Rushes Action on Environmental Issues That Could Handcuff Biden

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is rushing to issue permits, finalize major environmental regulations and even sell the rights to drill for oil in Alaskan wilderness before Inauguration Day in a push that could complicate Joe Biden's climate and conservation agenda. The eleventh-hour regulatory race... Read More

Sen. Murkowski Unveils Bill Highlighting Benefits to Alaskan Communities
State News
Sen. Murkowski Unveils Bill Highlighting Benefits to Alaskan Communities
2020-11-12 21:16:07
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released her Fiscal Year 2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act bill.  The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies is responsible for funding agencies that are... Read More

AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
House Watch
AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
2020-10-30 23:40:54
by TWN Staff

About Galvin: Galvin is a third-generation Alaskan and a proud mom of four. She grew up in an Alaskan family that battled addiction, mental illness, and abuse, but broke that cycle. Galvin has served Alaska under Republican and Independent governors... Read More

AK-AL: Don Young (R)
House Watch
AK-AL: Don Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:53:36
by TWN Staff

About Young: In 2018, Don Young was re-elected to the 116th Congress to serve his 24th term as Alaska’s only representative to the United States House of Representatives. He was first sworn in as a freshman to the 93rd Congress... Read More

AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
Senate Watch
AK Senate: Al Gross (D)
2020-10-28 15:14:43
by TWN Staff

About Gross: Al Gross was born in the wake of an avalanche in Juneau in 1962. His family's house, at the foot of Mt. Juneau, was nearly buried in snow just days before he was born. His mom, Shari, was... Read More

AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
Senate Watch
AK Senate: Dan Sullivan (R)
2020-10-28 15:09:02
by TWN Staff

About Sullivan: Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014 and sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. Sullivan serves on four Senate committees: the Armed Services Committee, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness;... Read More

Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
Environment
Trump Plan Would Open Huge Swath of Remote Alaska to Drilling
2020-07-06 17:09:33
by Jacob Pederson

WASHINGTON - The White House proposed Thursday to open more than two-thirds of the nation’s largest piece of public land to oil and gas drilling, striking down wildlife protections in the area that have been in place for more than... Read More

Center for Politics Adds Alaska to Senate Battleground Map
2020 Elections
Center for Politics Adds Alaska to Senate Battleground Map
2020-05-01 18:24:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The University of Virginia's Center for Politics made a key change Friday to its rating of the race for the Alaska Senate Seat currently occupied by GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan, moving the seat from "Safe" to "Likely" Republican... Read More

National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
State News
National Governors Association Working With 5 States on Improving Business Regulations
2019-11-26 22:41:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association announced Tuesday it is working with five states – Colorado, Alaska, Delaware, Rhode Island and Tennessee – to help them improve their business regulatory processes to promote economic development. This work is being completed... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit
Climate
Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit
2019-10-10 17:00:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Alaska's government-mandated embrace of fossil fuel development is devastating the nation's northernmost state and infringing on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer for 16 young plaintiffs told the Alaska Supreme Court on... Read More

Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit
Climate
Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youth's Climate Change Lawsuit
2019-10-09 15:10:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit claiming the state's policy on fossil fuels harms the constitutional rights of young Alaskans to a safe climate. In 2017, 16 young people filed suit over a... Read More

EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Environment
EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay

SEATTLE — Federal officials said Tuesday they would not block a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay despite objections by critics who contend it would imperil a fishery and harm wetlands and streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

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