The move comes after President Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border in February, saying his executive powers allowed him to shift the funds.
Gov. Michael Dunleavy issued a short video statement Friday offering the state’s support to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.
Nearly 100 Juneau residents turned out Thursday night in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation. Similar gatherings were planned across Alaska.
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drew muted reactions from Alaska officials.
If the White House’s request had been approved by Congress, several projects in Alaska would have ended as early as this summer.
The Sea Grant program helps track the economic vitality of the seafood industry and measure the effects of climate change, making up dozens of projects across Alaska.
The Antiquities Act, which is used to designate national monuments, is “as relevant in Alaska as anywhere else and maybe even more because of climate change,” according to Erik Grafe with Earthjustice.
After Trump was elected, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent the new president an infrastructure wishlist from the state. At the top of that list is the state-led $45 billion gasline project. But Alaska’s LNG project faces significant hurdles
Walker said his experience in local government taught him to focus on the process used to reach decisions.