Governor Comments on National Strategy for the Arctic
May 10, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today offered the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s release of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The strategy announced today came at the request of Alaska’s congressional delegation.
“While there are no concrete commitments in the strategy released today, we welcome the White House’s acknowledgement that the Arctic will play a significant role in our nation’s future,” Governor Parnell said. “Alaska is America’s Arctic, and we look forward to having a prominent role working with the federal government on these issues that will improve the lives of Alaskans and move the United States back into a leadership role among Arctic nations.”