Day - January 18, 2017

Rep. Dean Westlake

NEWS: Freshman Lawmaker Supports Opening ANWR to Oil and Gas Development

Juneau – As his first legislative action since assuming office, Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue) today introduced House Joint Resolution 5 urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development. HJR 5 further urges the United States Department of the Interior to recognize the private property rights of owners of land in and adjacent to ANWR relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

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Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: The Start of the 30th Legislature!

Yesterday marked the first day of the 30th legislature. With a new Senate president and a new Speaker of the House, members of both bodies were sworn into office. Last session the Alaska Democratic Independent Coalition proposed a “caucus of the whole”—a unified front of Representatives aiming to transcend party politics and focus on solving Alaska’s fiscal crisis. Today I am a member of the majority, one which includes republicans, democrats and independents.

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