Governor Walker Responds to US-Canada Joint Statement

ASRC PRESS RELEASE 3/11/2016
 


“As the United States’ only Arctic region, Alaska should play a significant role in setting our nation’s goals and priorities for Arctic development. While I appreciate the White House’s continued engagement in Arctic issues, it is concerning that no Alaskans were consulted on the objectives laid out by President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau today. The Arctic presents great opportunity for our state and our nation to prosper in a global economy. However, the way to achieve that is by greater federal investment in our state’s Arctic development efforts, and not the restrictive policies that were presented today. It is important to consider the interests of all stakeholders in the region – whether it be focused on marine and wildlife preservation, international travel and shipping, or natural resource development. In doing so, we will ensure Alaska and the United States remain at the forefront of a flourishing Arctic economy.”    – Governor Bill Walker (March 10, 2016)

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