Home > newsroom > Page
Video Release: Alaskans Discuss Job, Economic Benefits of ANWR Energy Production


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 15, 2012 - Members of the Alaska House of Representatives recently visited Washington, D.C. to advocate for H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. The House will consider the bill this week, which among other provisions, would open less than 3% of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in the North Slope to responsible energy production. This small portion of ANWR was specifically set aside by President Jimmy Carter and Congress in 1980 for oil and natural gas development.

During an interview with Natural Resources Committee staff, Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault and Representative Reggie Joule discussed the bipartisan, majority support in Alaska for opening this area to American energy production. Representative Chenault (R) resides in Nikiski, AK and has served as Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives since 2009. Representative Joule (D) resides in Kotzebue, AK and represents a large district in north Alaska that includes ANWR, the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, and the Beaufort and Chuckchi Seas.

Part I: What Energy Development in ANWR Means to Alaska

Part II: What Energy Development in ANWR Means to American Jobs

Part III: What Energy Development in ANWR Means to the Environment

Click here for more information on H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.

###

Printable PDF of this document


Contact: Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman 202-226-9019

Latest News

House Passes Bipartisan “National Park Service Centennial Act”

Today, the House passed H.R. 4680, the “National Park Service Centennial Act” (Chairman Rob Bishop, R-UT), bipartisan legislation to equip the National Park Service (NPS) with the tools to better mana...... Read more

USGS Fails to Explain Decades of Data Manipulation, Management Failures and Culture of Harassment

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing to examine decades of data manipulation at the United States Geological Survey (USGS), generally recognized as a preem...... Read more

WRDA Agreement Delivers for Drought-Stricken West

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, a comprehensive water reso...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events