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Governor Scheduled to Sign Legacy Well Resolution This Wednesday

(ANCHORAGE) – Governor Sean Parnell is scheduled to sign House Joint Resolution 29, the NPR-A Legacy Wells resolution this Wednesday morning in Anchorage.

HJR 29 urges the federal Bureau of Land Management to live up to its mission statement and clean up more than a hundred petroleum wells drilled by the federal government in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Some wells are actually leaking natural gas and the drill sites are covered with trash that can damage the arctic environment.

The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage during the 2012 legislation session and was passed unanimously by the house and senate.

Representative Millett also testified to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this summer to try and bring national attention to the problem and to get BLM to finally put an aggressive remediation plan in place.

A copy of the resolution and photos are included with this news release. Call Representative Millett at 907-269-0222 for more information.

WHO:                   Governor Sean Parnell, Representative Charisse Millett

WHAT:                 Signing HJR 29, NPR-A Legacy Well Resolution

WHEN:                 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:               Governor’s Anchorage Office, 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1700      

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