Congressman Young Criticizes Federal Oceans Policy at Anchorage Hearing

Invited panelists spoke out against a new National Oceans Policy at a Congressional subcommittee hearing in Anchorage this (Tuesday) morning.   Congressman Don Young  chaired the  subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs oversight hearing, with Senator Lisa Murkowski sitting beside him as an invited guest.  Don Young  called the new version of the Oceans policy “too complicated”, while criticizing the Obama administration’s disregard for stakeholder involvement.

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