Begich pushes roadless repeal in Senate
Senator Mark Begich has once again introduced legislation to repeal the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule.
“It’s past time to eliminate this cookie cutter federal regulation that is stifling the Southeast Alaska economy,” Senator Begich said last week. “Southeast communities and small businesses need options to strengthen the region’s economy through responsible resource development like potential mining projects on Prince of Wales Island as well as economic timber sales.”
Begich also added that roadways would be a path to greater economic and energy development.