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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.

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