water reservation http://knba.org en 4/4/14 KNBA News - Controversial permitting bill dies in Alaska Senate Resources committee http://knba.org/post/4414-knba-news-controversial-permitting-bill-dies-alaska-senate-resources-committee <p>Depending on who you ask, HB77 would have streamlined state permitting of development projects, or unacceptably limited public participation in resource management decision-making. Due to controversy over those differing views, the bill is dead.</p><p>Royal Dutch Shell didn't&nbsp;fully consider the risk of towing an unpropelled&nbsp;drill rig through the Gulf of Alaska during a winter storm, according to a Coast Guard investigation into the grounding of Shell's Kulluk&nbsp;rig on New Year's Eve in 2012.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:34:32 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9692 at http://knba.org 3/24/14 KNBA NEWS - Governor's permitting bill in trouble in Legislature http://knba.org/post/32414-knba-news-governors-permitting-bill-trouble-legislature <p></p><p></p><p>Legislators have been inundated with phone calls, e-mails, letters and petitions over the Governor's&nbsp;bill aimed&nbsp;at&nbsp;streamlined permitting, but that critics say gives the state too much authority and leaves the public out of the process.</p><p>The Board of Fish has okayed dip-net fishing on the Kuskokwim River to allow fishermen to release King salmon live back into the river&nbsp;and&nbsp;help boost their population.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:45:50 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9238 at http://knba.org 3/14/14 KNBA News - Head of Tanana Chiefs Conference steps down http://knba.org/post/31414-knba-news-head-tanana-chiefs-conference-steps-down <p></p><p></p><p>An Emmonak man was medevacced to Anchorage after collapsing while ice fishing.</p><p>Jerry Isaacs steps down after heading Tanana Chiefs Conference for eight years.</p><p>Coastal villages say commercial fishing should be reduced before subsistence limits are imposed.</p><p>A bill that would expand the state's authority to issue general permits continues to draw opposition.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:06:32 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9004 at http://knba.org 3/10/14 KNBA NEWS - A bill to increase the state's general permit authority is moving forward http://knba.org/post/31014-knba-news-bill-increase-states-general-permit-authority-moving-forward <p></p><p></p><p>The state is removing a few of the most controversial parts of a bill that expands the state's authority to issue general permits, and limits those who would reserve water for certain uses, such as fisheries.</p><p>The state is suing former and current owners of a refinery near Fairbanks over a sulfolane spill that flowed into groundwater.</p><p>Gov. Sean Parnell has created a Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to develop a report to the Legislature by Nov. 15.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:23:42 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 8702 at http://knba.org