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#09-17-2012 - ComFish News Roundup

Alaska 2012 from RD Watters on Vimeo.

Who's on Parnell's king salmon crash dream team?
Alaska Dispatch | Sep 16, 2012
In the heat of the salmon disaster this summer, Gov. Parnell announced that a group of "top fisheries scientists” would be assembled by this fall to develop a research plan to learn more about the decline. The team would address gaps in knowledge, and to make recommendations about improving future runs. The....

What about Pebble Mine?
LETTER - From the September 17, 2012 issue
By Dennis Wentz
As a recently retired U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, I'm reassured to know that Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell appreciates the role of science in protecting the environment....

Shell abandons Alaska offshore drilling efforts until next year
By Kim Murphy
September 17, 2012, 12:53 a.m.
Shell Alaska said Monday it has abandoned its efforts to drill into hydrocarbon deposits in the offshore Arctic after the latest in a series of glitches on the company’s troubled oil containment barge resulted in damage to the high-tech dome designed to contain oil in the event of an underwater spill. Company officials said they will continue to drill "top holes" off the Alaskan coast through the end of this season’s drilling window, but will not attempt to reach any oil deposits this year -- a serious but not fatal setback for the company, which has spent six years attempting to explore its outer....,0,5228028.story

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