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Sponsor Statement: House Joint Resolution 9

Endorsing ANWR Leasing

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Rep. Lance Pruitt R-25
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Rep. Lance Pruitt (R-25)
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Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, development, and production; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.


Posted: February 25, 2011 : v27-LS0379-I
Bill Version: SCS CSHJR 9(RES)
Status: Legis Resolve 25 : 2011-07-19


House Joint Resolution 9 urges the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and development.

The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 prohibited leasing or other development leading to production of oil and gas from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Today domestic demand for oil continues to rise while domestic crude production continues to fall, with the result that the United States imports additional oil from foreign sources.

The oil industry has shown at Prudhoe Bay, as well as at other locations along the Arctic coastal plain, that it is capable of conducting responsible oil and gas activity without adversely affecting the environment or wildlife populations.

HJR 9 mirrors and endorses previous Legislature's resolutions in enthusiastically supporting the opening of ANWR for responsible development. It is paramount that the 27th Alaska Legislature joins these past efforts in sending a unified resolution to Congress.

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2011-02-28 : 00:32 : [AUDIO] Rep. Pruitt Describes the Broad Range of Support Amongst Alaskans for Opening ANWR
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2011-02-28 : 03:21 : [AUDIO] Bush Caucus Chair Joule Comments on Responsible Resource Development as it Pertains to ANWR Leasing and Development
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