Wednesday is mark-up time for the bill allowing Tongass National Forest land selections by the Sealaska Native corporation in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
Don Young introduced the bill in April, and had a hearing in May before the Indian Affairs Subcommittee. The office says only minor changes have been made since that hearing. Most of the land selections are on Prince of Wales Island. The bill also proposes economic development zones.
Senator Lisa Murkowski has attempted to address some of the criticism of the bill in her own version. It also had a hearing in April. Her office says it hopes for a markup this summer.
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