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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday February 09, 2020 ( 11 items )  

Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council Issues Statement on Financials for 4th Quarter of 2019
SEATTLE, Washington, Feb. 4 -- The Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council, a part of the Air Line Pilots Association International, issued the following statement in response to Alaska Air Group's 4th quarter and 2019 full year earnings report: "On behalf of all pilots of Alaska Airlines, we congratulate all fellow employees for their professionalism and hard work that earned us a 7.05 percent performance bonus payment for 2019. The pilots' dedication and commitment to this airline was on dis  more

Associated General Contractors: Construction Employment Increases in 211 Out of 358 Metro Areas From December 2018-19
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Feb. 6 -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: * * * - Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Kansas City Have Largest Gains; New York City and Fairbanks, Alaska Lag the Most as Labor Shortages Likely Kept Firms in Many Areas from Adding Even More Workers * * * Construction employment grew in 211, or 59 percent, out of 358 metro areas between December 2018 and December 2019, declined in 73 and was unchanged in 74, according to a new analys  more

Carnegie Institution for Science: Peeking at the Plumbing of One of the Aleutian's Most-Active Volcanoes
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Carnegie Institution for Science issued the following news release: A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active of the more than 70 Aleutian volcanoes. The findings are published in Scientific Reports by Helen Janiszewski, recently of Carnegie, now at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Carnegie's Lara Wagner and Diana Roman. Arc vo  more

Center for Biological Diversity: Federal Protection Sought for Rare Freshwater Alaska Seals
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: * * * - Species Found Only in Iliamna Lake Threatened by Pebble Mine Project * * * The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the federal government to provide Endangered Species Act protection to a rare population of approximately 400 freshwater seals found only in Alaska's Iliamna Lake. The National Marine Fisheries Service responded to a previous Center petition to protect the seals by saying  more

Clean Water Action Issues Joint Statement on President Trump State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- Clean Water Action issued the following statement with nine organizations, including the Alaska Wilderness League, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, EDF Action, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, Oceana, Sierra Club, and the Wilderness Society: Ahead of President Trump's State of the Union address on February 4th, national environmental groups agree: no administration has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health than this one. The P  more

Earthjustice: Federal Court to Hear Arguments on Prince of Wales Timber Sale
JUNEAU, Alaska, Feb. 6 -- Earthjustice issued the following news release: * * * - Oral argument scheduled for Feb. 7 in Juneau * * * The fate of old-growth trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest will be up for debate in federal court on Friday, as the judge hears oral argument in a lawsuit challenging a massive timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. Eight conservation groups represented by the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice have sued the U.S. Forest Service to halt its authorization of t  more

Mass Immigration Has Oversized Negative Impact on Low Immigration States, Finds New Federation for American Immigration Reform Analysis
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Federation for American Immigration Reform issued the following news release: * * * - Low Immigration States Shoulder Tax Deficit of $4,000 to $6,500 per illegal alien * * * Immigration has a disproportionately large, and negative, impact on states that have traditionally received small numbers of foreign-born residents, according to a new report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The ten states analyzed in the study, Small Migrant Population  more

National Wildlife Federation: New Legislation Will Help Restore Buffalo on Tribal Lands
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: New bipartisan legislation from U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) would help restore buffalo, which were nearly exterminated in the 19th century, back to their native habitat on tribal lands. The Indian Buffalo Management Act (H.R.5153), which has the support of the 69 member tribes of the InterTribal Buffalo Council and bipartisan co-sponsors including Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), respe  more

PETA: Chicago Auto Show to Face Protest Over Iditarod Sponsorship
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 8 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Supporters Will Be Chained to Barrels to Demand That Chrysler Franchise Cut Ties With Deadly Dog Race * * * On Saturday, PETA protesters will be chained to barrels--mimicking the conditions endured by hundreds of dogs raised for the Iditarod--and brandish signs proclaiming, "Chrysler: Stop Driving Dogs to Their Death," outside the Chicago Auto Show, where the auto company   more

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 7 -- Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says it disseminates public health findings, innovations and practices on chronic disease prevention, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION: * Integrating Culture and History to Promote Health and Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Traditional Foods Have Become a   more

Trump is Worst President for Environment Say Environmental, Health Groups
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Wilderness Society issued the following news release: * * * - State of the Union statement from Alaska Wilderness League Action, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, EDF Action, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society * * * Ahead of President Trump's State of the Union address, national environmental groups agree: no administration has been worse for our environment or our nation's public health th  more