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The Water BlogLast Updated on 2013-12-07 14:02:5012/07/13
A former colleague of mine at Vermont Law School just published a new scholarly law review article entitled ...
Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Right to Clean Water
It is available for download here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2364376##
I haven't read it in detail yet, but it looks like it would be of interest to this group.
The Susitna presentations from the Mat-Su Salmon Symposium have been posted:
Here is an article from the Tundra Drums on instream flow and house bill 77.
Recent article in the Nome nugget on house bill... More »
Aquatic invasive species Last Updated on 2013-12-04 21:04:31Here is an article of the first known aquatic invasive species in the state and what the Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are doing about it.
Will Alaska legislature protect instream flows in upcoming session?Last Updated on 2013-12-02 17:47:09http://www.thetundradrums.com/story/2013/11/28/opinion/will-alaska-legislature-protect-inst
In response to significant public opposition to House Bill 77 that arose in last year’s legislative session, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, recently, released a fact sheet entitled “Modernizing Alaska’s Permitting System” which provides that “DNR and the Governor… introduced [the Bill] as part of an initiative to…ensure that projects are permitted in a timely, predictable and efficient manner while safeguarding the environment.” Some would suggest, however, that the bill is more likely the result of the Parnell administration’s intimate relationship with the energy industry then any need to fix inconsistencies in the water right permitting process.
The courts, for one, don’t appear to be on board with DNR’s... More »
Do we need a gas line? AbsolutelyLast Updated on 2013-12-02 12:22:39This is by Alaska's right-wing conservative columnist: "Do we need a gas line? Absolutely." http://www.adn.com/2013/11/30/3205661/paul-jenkins-alaska-needs-a-gas.html
A gas pipeline will be one of if not the major issue in the Alaska legislature this coming session. Understanding the politics, economics, and feasibility of a pipeline is as important as understanding the politics, economics, and feasibility of the dam: only one mega-billion dollar energy project in which the state invests will happen.
The reader Comment by Peter Blanas, btw, has insight. (ANGDA, referenced in that comment, is the $8 billion in-state pipeline that HB4, passed by the legislature last session, addressed.)
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