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ASRC President Issues Statement on ANWR Legislation

Following today’s Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee meeting on ANWR, Rex A Rock Senior, President & CEO of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation commented:

“Today is another important milestone in Alaskan’s fight to open up ANWR to responsible energy development and I commend Chairwoman Murkowski, Senator Sullivan and Congressman Young for their efforts in advancing legislation.

“The 1002 area was specifically set-aside for exploration by Congress. Despite being only 2,000 acres in size, it remains the largest conventional onshore project in North America, and has huge economic significance, not just for the state of Alaska, but for our nation as a whole.

“A clear majority of the people of the North Slope support responsible development in ANWR; they should have the same rights to economic self-determination as people in the rest of the United States. I call on Congress to recognize that Native Alaskans are the best stewards of our lands and open up 1002.”

About ASRC

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to approximately 13,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 13,500 people across Alaska and the Lower 48. The company has six major business segments: government contract services, petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, and resource development.


Marie Duriez
Shareholder and Employee Communications Manager

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