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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...

2012-08-13 10:22:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group issued the following statement today applauding Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's announcement of a plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A), located on Alaska's North Slope. "The secretary's proposed action is an important step in the right direction for all Americans, including Alaska Natives, sportsmen, and other conservationists who want to balance energy exploration with wildlife protection in...

2011-09-30 15:54:00

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of concerned citizens voiced opinions over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline this week through hearings in eight cities hosted by The United States State Department. Proponents of the pipeline say the Keystone XL will bring much needed jobs in a depressed economy, create more than $600 billion in state and local tax revenue, and will not harm the environment. However, the original Keystone Pipeline has seen more than a dozen minor...

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,...

2011-08-01 11:01:00

Technology and economics drive notable increases in U.S. oil production, but report cites regulatory challenges as potential impediments to future growth WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) issued original analysis today examining the drivers and impacts of the recent surge in U.S. oil production. The report finds that high oil prices and innovative development techniques are combining to place substantial new resources on the table...

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2011-07-27 15:23:38

Scientists say a tundra fire in the circumpolar arctic released about as much carbon into the atmosphere as the tundra has stored in the previous 50 years. The study, published in the July 28 issue of Nature, of the Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska's North Slope revealed just how quick a single tundra fire can offset or reverse a half-century worth of soil-stored carbon. "Fire has been largely absent from tundra for the past 11,000 or so years, but the frequency of tundra fires is increasing,...

2011-06-16 10:56:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation designed to speed the opening of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to production of oil and natural gas should be approved as part of a larger effort to make more U.S. energy resources available to serve the American people, the president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, testified today before a congressional committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110309/MM60639LOGO) NPRA...

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...

2011-04-01 16:19:00

GIRDWOOD, Alaska, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlaskaDispatch.com, the State's leading source of news and commentary, is convening business decision-makers interested in participating in the first-ever domestic investment and policy summit focused on the American Arctic. The Arctic Imperative: Cooperation, Investment, Development will take place on June 19-21, 2011 at the Alyeska Resort in the majestic Chugach Mountains, a short distance from Anchorage, Alaska. The goal of the summit is...

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2011-03-11 09:34:35

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals the critical importance of western Arctic Alaska's Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds that breed in the area during the brief, but productive arctic summers, and makes clearer the case for permanent protection of the area. Results of the four-year study"”the first to look at the full suite of bird species from around the world that descend on the Teshekpuk Lake region"”showed that the region contains some of...