McAdams Speaks About Economic, Energy Plan

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

On Thursday, Democratic Senate Candidate Scott McAdams said Alaska’s Congressional delegation should take a new role in helping shape the state’s economy. Speaking to a labor group,  McAdams said his goal is to work with a strategy to fit into an economy that fully develops oil, gas and timbers – but also includes renewable sources of energy – what he calls stranded wind, stranded geo-thermal and stranded water.

McAdams says he supports oil development on the Outer Continental Shelf – and opening ANWR for oil development. Randy DeSoto, spokesman for Republican Joe Miller’s campaign said Miller fully supports opening ANWR and will work with Republicans in Congress to get that done.  He says Miller also supports using alternative sources to make energy affordable and accessible for Alaskans.  He says, though, that having two Democrats in the Senate won’t make that much of a difference.

Senator Lisa Murkowski’s campaign staff didn’t respond to a request for her response.

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