Statement from Rep. Young on CD-5 Agreement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today in response to the agreement in principle between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding Conoco Phillip’s proposed Alpine Satellite Development Plan (CD-5) and proposal to build a bridge over the Nigliq Channel of the Colville River:
“While I welcome today’s announcement by the Obama Administration, the fact of the matter is that this should have happened sooner. The CD-5 project is an important project not only because it will create jobs for Alaskans, but also because it will put this nation on a path towards becoming energy independent. I hope to learn more in the coming days as the conditions of this agreement become clearer; until then, I'm cautiously optimistic that this will in fact lead to the development of the CD-5 project.”
The Army Corps of Engineers, as the permitting agency in charge, is expected to carry out the remaining steps of permit review in the coming weeks.