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Press Release



Salazar Gets First-Hand View of Energy Potential, Challenges on Alaska Trip


Stops include visit to North Slope Production Facility, Aerial Tour of Proposed Energy Developments in Beaufort, Chukchi Seas


08/10/2011

Contact: Adam Fetcher, DOI (202) 208-6416

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar concluded his multi-day visit to Alaska with U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Jack Reed and Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes. Secretary Salazar’s visit, made at Senator Murkowski’s invitation, focused on developing a commonsense path forward for safe and responsible development of Alaska’s energy resources. Tuesday and Wednesday’s itinerary included a visit to the North Slope for updates on energy exploration and development projects, followed by st