The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010||
Press Release: House Majority Press
Johnson Comments on DOI Lifting Oil Drilling Moratorium
|"Thanks for Helping Louisiana, Now What About Alaska?" Resources Chair Says|
Posted: October 12, 2010
(Anchorage) - House Resources Committee Co-Chair Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, released the following statement today in response to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Thanks for helping Louisiana, now what about Alaska? Interior's move today was silent on Alaska – on our shallow water drilling opportunities and other potential OCS plays. No word on Shell's proposed amended plan for Chukchi development, or lease sales in the Chukchi or Beaufort seas moving forward. For Alaska, there is only continued silence and disappointment."