NOTN 6-30

    News of the North

    Friday, June 30, 2023 - 8 minutes

    The 4th of July Committee along with this year's Grand Marshals are getting excited about the 4th of July.

    On Thursday, the State of Alaska and 10 other states, and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency delivered a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of their failure to update wood stove emission standards.

    ConocoPhillips Alaska faces a potential $914,000 fine over what a state regulatory agency called a “shallow underground blowout” of a well that released natural gas at the company’s Alpine field on Alaska’s petroleum-rich North Slope last year.

    USDA's Dr. Karama Neal, Administrator of the Rural Business Cooperative Service, and Julia Hnilicka, State Director of Rural Development in Alaska, are meeting with leaders from Tribes, housing authorities, economic development councils, and individual Alaskans.

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