Alaska and Hawaii

Tough For AK Fishermen: Pacific Halibut Catches Likely To Drop Next Year

"It's going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen. After announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the industry learned last week that Pacific halibut catches are likely to drop by 20 percent next year, and the declines could continue for several years."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 12/04/2017

"Will US Budget Cuts Destroy A Key Arctic Wildlife Area?"

"Bernadette Demientieff says it is a 'very scary time' for the Gwich'in indigenous nation as proposed US budget legislation would open a key section of a nearly 20-million acre wildlife refuge in the Arctic up to oil-and-gas development."

Source: Aljazeera, 11/15/2017

"ANWR Drilling Opponents Outline Battle Plan"

"Senate opponents of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hope to convince their colleagues over the next few weeks that energy development there threatens America's entire wildlife refuge system, primarily for the sake of alleviating Alaska's fiscal crisis."

Source: E&E Daily, 11/14/2017

Murkowski Bill Directs At Least 2 Major Lease Sales In Arctic Refuge

"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) released legislation Wednesday that would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling for the first time in a generation by calling for at least two major lease sales over the next decade."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2017

State Clean Water Fund Means Local Projects, Local News

An EPA program that helps pay for municipal water infrastructure is facing Congressional appropriations scrutiny. But with the program looking like it may escape big cuts, it remains a reservoir of reportable local projects. Find out more in the latest TipSheet, plus get state-by-state resources.

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