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Alaskans discuss 35 years under ANILCA

Columnist offers U.S. Senate Committee thoughts on how ANILCA can be made more workable for Alaska's development industries

For many of us, Dec. 2, 1980 was one of the darkest days in Alaska's history, for that was the day that more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska were ripped from the public domain and placed off limits to virtually all forms of development. Fortunately, Alaskans were promised two things by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act: First, that this statute satisfied the need...


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