The Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sturgeon v. Frost but declined to rule on any of the other legal arguments made by the parties. The case now goes back to the Ninth Circuit.
Press Release: US Supreme Court remands question of the National Park Service’s authority to manage its waterways to the Ninth Circuit.
Federal agencies reject AIDEA’s application to build a 220-mile road to Ambler to access mining areas as incomplete.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Sturgeon v. Frost, a case challenging the National Park Service’s authority to protect Alaska’s National Parks by regulating boating on rivers within parks.
The Alaska National Interest Lands Claims Act, signed into law December 2, 1980, placed 104 million acres into conservation status, 57 million acres of which were protected as Wilderness Areas. The new law set out to protect areas of national significance and to safeguard subsistence use by Alaska Native peoples. This monumental legislation has shaped the Alaska we know today.
The Road to Ambler is a remnant from Governor Sean Parnell’s ill-conceived “Roads to Resources” program. This proposed 220-mile industrial access road…
The Alaska District Court upheld the Secretary of the Interior’s decision to reject building a road through Wilderness in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in early September. Now the State of Alaska, the city of King Cove, and several others are appealing that decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The National Park Service adopts new sport hunting regulations in Alaska’s national preserves that ban unbearable methods like bear baiting and killing wolves during denning.
The US Supreme Court agrees to review Yukon-Charley case upholding National Park Service authority to regulate rivers. Case involves illegal use of a hovercraft in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Looking back over the last twelve months, Trustees for Alaska and everyone who loves Alaska have a lot to celebrate. Trustees had…