Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues

Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage: Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes (Left), Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (Middle), and Senator Mark Begich (Right) met with businessbuy cheap kamagra uk leaders in Anchorage on Monday, August 8, 2011 at CIRI.

Business leaders in Alaska got a chance to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday morning. He is in the state for a third time in as many years to discuss development issues. At Monday morning’s roundtable, representatives from Native Corporations oil companies and other industries pressed the need for a more streamlined permitting process for development.

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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