Federal judge refuses to stop Alaska mine developer’s lawsuit against EPA

By   /  June 8, 2015  /  Alaska, National, News, Northwest  /  No Comments

Photo/Alaska Journal of Commerce, Rob Stapleton)

In what is being hailed as a “significant victory” for due process, a federal judge last week ruled that a lawsuit by mine developer Pebble Limited Partnership against the Environmental Protection Agency may proceed.

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Obama may try to bypass Congress on Alaska wilderness plan

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Alaska, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

President Obama wants 12.8 million acres in Alaska declared as wilderness areas and it looks like his administration can block off a large portion, even if Congress does not give approval.

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As pump prices tumble, states feel pinch of lower oil prices

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Alaska, Energy and Environment, Finances, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, State Budgets, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

Roxana Valverde

Crashing prices at the pump is good news for drivers but could prove to be a problem for budgets in states that rely heavily on oil and gas revenue.

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Five ballot initiatives to watch Tuesday night

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, National, News, Oregon, Pensions, Politics & Elections, South Dakota, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Sure, the U.S. Senate races and control of Congress will be in the spotlight on all the major cable news networks Tuesday night.
In some states — I’m looking at you Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, among others — there will be closely watched races to decide who the next governor will be. And […]

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Unions take dues from more than 250,000 public workers

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Labor, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, National, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Public-sector unions took forced dues from more than 250,000 public employees in 2013, siphoning away taxpayer money to support the unions’ shared goal of bigger government.

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Due process on the line in EPA mine hearings this week

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Alaska, National, News  /  No Comments


y M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – Want to do something to defend due process?

Head out to Alaska this week for a full week of Environmental Protection Agency public hearings on the agency’s proposal that could preemptively kill a copper and gold mine in the state’s bush country before developers even submit a plan. There are seven hearings scheduled through Friday.

If you can’t make it to the Last Frontier, you still can add your comments on the EPA’s proposal.

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