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For Immediate Release: July 24, 2020

State Senators Commend Approval of Ambler Road Project

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ANCHORAGE – Members of the Alaska Senate Majority this week commended a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to approve a proposed route for the Ambler Road project.

“Ambler Road will open up more opportunity for Alaskans to prosper through responsible resource development,” said Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage. “This pertains not only to the mineral wealth – which will grow the future with energy and technology – but, more importantly, to access for Alaskans to healthcare, education and family-supporting jobs.”

“This week’s announcement is good news for Alaska’s economy and America’s national security,” said Senator John Coghill, R-Fairbanks. “In many ways, this has been a long time coming. The conversation over the Ambler District has lasted for decades, based on foundational, lawful principles set out by Congress.”

For more information, contact Senate Majority Communications Director Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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