Rep. Westlake’s March 3rd Newsletter: Resolution to Open ANWR Passes Legislature

I am pleased to announce that my first piece of legislation, House Joint Resolution 5, has passed the legislature. Both bodies worked efficiently and swiftly to pass this important piece of legislation urging the US Congress to open the coastal plain of ANWR to exploration and development. I had the pleasure of presenting HJR 5 directly to Senator Sullivan himself to take back to his colleagues in D.C.

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NEWS: The Alaska Legislature Passes a Resolution Asking for Congressional Action to Open ANWR to Oil and Gas Exploration

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives concurred with the Alaska Senate in approving House Joint Resolution 5 sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue). The resolution urges the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development. 

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NEWS: The Alaska Legislature Encourages Congress to Open the Coastal Plain of ANWR to Oil and Gas Exploration

Juneau – Today, the Alaska State Senate joined the Alaska House of Representatives in approving House Joint Resolution 5, urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas development. The resolution, sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue), underwent minor changes in the Senate and will be taken up again by the Alaska House on Friday. After concurrence, HJR 5 will be forwarded to Congress and President Donald Trump for consideration when developing policy regarding increased oil and gas exploration and development on federal lands in Alaska.

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NEWS: Alaska House Passes ANWR Resolution with Bipartisan Support

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives approved a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation to open the 1002 study area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas exploration and development. House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue), passed the Alaska House of Representatives by a vote of 31-4. The resolution was co-sponsored by 12 members of the Alaska House.

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