Frank Murkowski calls for a stop to the Bristol Bay watershed assessment
Former U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski is calling on President Obama to stop the EPA's efforts to prepare a watershed assessment for the Bristol Bay region. This comes as some vocal opponents are criticizing the Agency for further delays in the process.
The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.
Democratic lawmakers introduce an alternate to Governor Parnell's oil tax legislation.
A handful of Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate have put forward their own plan to change the oil tax structure in Alaska. This comes as consideration of the Governor's plan moves into high gear this week in Juneau.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has chosen a replacement for Board of Fisheries member Bill Brown from Juneau who resigned last month. The Governor has tapped Reed Moriski from Fairbanks to serve out the remainder of Brown's term that expires in June of next year.
The Alaska National Guard rescued 2 teenagers on Wednesday near Bethel after they got stranded on Monday. The teens, age 18 and 16, were on a day hunt near Bethel when they got caught in a blizzard and lost cell phone service.