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State Chamber opposes ECA in Alaska

State Chamber opposes ECA in Alaska

The Alaska State Chamber Legislative Affairs committee brought forward 49 proposals at the Policy Forum this week with 25 approved by the members and Board of Directors. Of the priorities approved, the Alaska Chamber members voted for the top three state priorities and top three federal priorities.

The Alaska Chamber 3 state priorities for 2013 are:

  1. Reform Oil Tax Policy to Encourage New Oil Production
  2. Reduce the High Cost of Energy
  3. Increase Responsible Natural Resource Development by Improving the Efficiencies of the Permitting Process and Gaining Access to Resources

The Alaska Chamber 3 federal priorities for 2013 are:

  1. Support Oil and Gas Exploration and Development in Alaska’s Federal Arctic; Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
  2. Oppose Implementation of the Emission Control Area in Alaska by the EPA
  3. Oppose Any Further Federal Land Withdrawals in Alaska, Other Restrictive Land Management Designations, and Preemptive Actions by Regulatory Agencies

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