Compass: New federal ocean policy bodes ill for Alaska – Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage,

ADN- Alaskans today have tremendous potential opportunities that can provide lasting benefits for decades to come.  Plentiful energy and mineral resources, new Arctic shipping lanes, vibrant fisheries, and a bustling tourism industry are but a few of the areas that could all combine to usher in a new era of unprecedented economic and societal prosperity for the people of Alaska and beyond.  Unfortunately, prospects for this bright future could potentially be delayed if not derailed as a result of President Obama’s issuance of the July 2010  and the recently-released National Ocean Policy Final Implementation Plan. continued