Tucked in the $1.5 trillion omnibus federal spending bill are special requests to fund projects in Alaska ranging from water and sewer systems to a 15-mile road out of Kotzebue.
By the end of the decade, plastic waste going into the world’s oceans could weigh half as much as the total amount of seafood coming out of them. That’s one finding of a new federal study mandated by the 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act.
The Department of Defense selected Anchorage to host the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, named for the late US senator, to focus on national security and scientific research in the polar region.
Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes a including a provision authorizing a new regional DOD Center named the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, the first DOD regional center in the Arctic and the first new DOD regional center since 2000.
Named after noted conservationist and American President Teddy Roosevelt, the RCC is an effort to champion the environmental legacy of conservatives by promoting market-based environmental stewardship and conservation legislation in Congress.