Locking in the oil and gas leases could make it more difficult for Biden’s administration to reverse course.
“As a state legislator he has a special responsibility not to do that kind of thing,” said Hodes. “He’s just in gross violation of the oath of office that he took as a legislator, not to mention the oath that all of us former officers swore when we were commissioned in the Army.”
Alaska’s volunteers will join some 25,000 other Guard members from other states for the 58th presidential inauguration, which is scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is planning to solicit bids on over 1 million acres in the inlet’s federal waters, which includes anything more than three miles offshore.
Murkowski says she’ll listen carefully to the arguments during the Senate trial and will announce her decision after that.
Democratic lawmakers in Congress have filed a bill that would reverse the Trump administration’s decision to exempt the nation’s largest national forest from the 2001 rule that restricts road-building and other development.
The new relief bill expands eligibility for the loans to include nonprofits, live venues and cultural institutions that have been struggling due to pandemic-forced closures.
In a statement, Alaska Federation of Natives president Julie Kitka called for “accountability for the actions of the perpetrators as well as those who appear to have planned this attack.”
House members are now debating an Article of Impeachment, accusing Trump of inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.
After years of waiting, the Arctic Deep Draft Port project in Nome was authorized by Congress on Dec. 21 and is ready to move forward.