Alaska and Hawaii

Filming in Parks and Forests: The Alaskan Angle

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has proposed a bill that would (among other things) set a flat $200 annual fee to permit unlimited shooting by film crews of five or fewer. Now Corbin Hiar reports for E&E Daily that Murkowski's filmmaker nephew faced the fees-and-permits barrier when he wanted to film in the Tongass National Forest.

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"Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw"

"The Fish Creek Fire in Interior Alaska isn't much to look at. It's about 7,500 acres in size, sitting about an hour south of Fairbanks near the twisty Tanana River. The main fire front — the made-for-TV part, with torching trees and pulses of orange heat — flamed out more than a week ago, leaving behind a quiet charred landscape."

07/27/2015

"Activists: Canada Mine Approvals Threaten Alaska Fishing Communities"

"Almost one year after an unprecedented spill from a mine tailings pond in Canada’s largely pristine province of British Columbia, its government has given the green light for the mine to reopen — worrying environmentalists who say a number of other northern B.C. copper and gold mines are in various phases of approval, and could threaten downstream fishing communities in southeastern Alaska."

07/13/2015

"A Supposedly Sustainable Fishery Is Harming Native Alaskans"

"When you buy a McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich, you might notice the little blue label that tells you the fish you’re about to eat is certified as environmentally sustainable. That sounds like good news for the environment, for fish, and for customers. But what the label doesn’t tell you is that Native American communities in Western Alaska are endangered, in part because of the Seattle-based trawl boats that bring you products like McDonald’s famous fish sandwich."

07/09/2015

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