Haaland’s nomination will likely pass in the Democrat-led Senate, where just a simple majority vote is needed. Alaska’s other senator, Dan Sullivan, has not said whether he will support Haaland in the full Senate vote.
Hilcorp snapped up more than 100,000 acres in Cook Inlet for additional oil and gas development at federal and state lease sales held Wednesday.
Congressman Ryan Zinke believes federal land should remain in federal ownership. That’s heresy to many Alaskans, particularly Republicans.
President Barack Obama nominated REI chief executive Sally Jewell to lead the Department of the Interior Wednesday. It’s a Cabinet position with incredible influence over Alaska.