About 10 Alaska lawmakers have joined a new nationwide Caucus of Coastal State Legislators. The caucus was formed to address economic, resource and environmental issues, as well as respond to the Obama administration’s ocean-policy initiatives. Lawmakers from about 30 states bordering ocean waters and the Great Lakes have joined the group. Juneau Representative Beth Kerttula, a Democrat, is one of the main Alaskans involved in the effort.
Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau
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