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.
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Alaska’s regional subsistence councils hamstrung by stalled appointments
A large number of unfilled seats on the councils that manage Alaska’s subsistence hunting and fishing has left advocates worried their voices won’t be heard and confused about the process of filling those seats.
Federal government moves toward Cook Inlet oil lease sale
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.
Hopes for King Cove road renewed with new Interior secretary
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she hopes she’ll finally get approval for a road to connect King Cove to the all-weather airport in Cold Bay with the new secretary. Zinke seems sympathetic to the need for what she called a “life-saving road,” Murkowski said.
White House establishes Native Affairs Council
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell called government to government consultations are the foundation of federal-tribal relationships
Secretary Jewell opposes ANWR drilling
Jewell reiterated that drilling in ANWR is not part of the administration’s agenda.
Interior Secretary Salazar plans tour of Alaska
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is planning a three-day trip to Alaska. Salazar is preparing to decide whether to issue final drilling permits to Shell Oil, which hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.