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Alaska Attorney General Joins 16-State Coalition Supporting Trump Administration's Update of Environmental Rules

March 11, 2020

(Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson joined the Indiana Attorney General’s office in a 16-state coalition supporting the Trump administration’s efforts to update National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations for the first time in 40 years.

Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says, “For decades, current regulations involving the NEPA have raised the cost of infrastructure projects and have delayed much needed improvements.  It is critical to Alaska’s economy that infrastructure is maintained at a high level and allowed to grow.”  AG Clarkson also notes, “The updates proposed by President Trump would allow Alaska greater authority to govern our own affairs as we collaborate with federal agencies to move forward with important projects while still protecting the environment.”    

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Department Media Contact: Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr at (907) 269-5285 or maria.bahr@alaska.gov.