Park Service Can Regulate Navigable Waters In Alaska Park Units, U.S., Tribes Say

(January 7, 2016, 12:51 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government on Dec. 16 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm that Section 103(c) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) does not control the treatment of navigable waters and that because the federal government holds title to interests in those waters under the doctrine of reserved water rights, the National Park Service may regulate the waters consistent with ANILCA’s definition of public lands (John Sturgeon v. Sue Masica, et al., No. 14-1209, U.S. Sup.; 2015 U.S. S. Ct....
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