Oppose Federal Control Of State Land & Water
|Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 43|
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Stoltze, Rep. Lynn, 0, Rep. Kelly, Rep. Millett, Rep. Neuman, Rep. Olson, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Wilson
“Urging the Governor to exercise all available legal options to restrain the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, from intruding on the sovereign right of the state to exercise jurisdiction over navigable water and submerged land and urging the Governor to allocate sufficient resources to the Department of Law, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Fish and Game to defend the state's right to manage the public use of its navigable water.”
Posted: April 1, 2009 : vCSHCR 10(RES)
The State of Alaska owns and has the right to manage submerged land and navigable water in the state, unless Congress has specifically limited the state's authority. However, due to federal action, Alaska is quickly losing one if its most valuable assets and Alaskans are losing the ability to access these resources.
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