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2013-08-30 20:21:35

Federal Government Ignores Concerns of Alaska Native Community BARROW, Alaska, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Commerce, challenging the listing of two bearded seal populations as "threatened". Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins the North Slope Borough and Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS) in filing its challenge. This coalition of Alaska Native groups is seeking relief for the government's violation of the...

2011-09-19 20:40:00

BARROW, Alaska, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 10 months after NASA awarded a technical support and engineering studies contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is calling for a review into how the contract was awarded. ARTS, headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, which is a subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. "We're proud of the work that our family of companies is doing,...

2011-05-13 14:52:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASRC today filed suit against the Department of the Interior over its unprecedented designation of more than 187,000 square miles as critical habitat for polar bears on Alaska's North Slope, an area larger than the state of California. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is joined by the North Slope Borough and a coalition of Alaska Native groups from the North Slope and Northwest and Alaska in seeking judicial relief for the department's...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

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2006-06-20 07:35:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska -- As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements. But Itta also sees how greed for oil money can break down local Inupiat Eskimo culture and traditions that date back thousands of years and lead to drug use and other ills found in a modern society. Having to walk a fine line to balance those two forces, the...