There has been consistent and vocal support for responsible development of the 1002 Area from a cross-section of Alaskans, including tribal, local, state, and federal levels.
Alaska’s U.S. Congressional Delegation
- Support by all members of Alaska’s congressional delegation since 1980, including Sen. Ted Stevens, Rep. Don Young, Sen. Frank Murkowski, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Mark Begich, and Sen. Dan Sullivan.
- Press Releases:
Alaska State Legislature
- Since 1997, the Alaska State Legislature has introduced and passed resolutions in support of the 1002 Area’s development during each legislative cycle.
- Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Gov. Bill Walker, Gov. Sean Parnell, Gov. Sarah Palin, and Gov. Frank Murkowski
- Press Release:
North Slope Tribal and Village Leadership
- Majority of North Slope Tribal and Village leadership, including the Native Village of Kaktovik—the only federally-recognized community in the 1002 Area.
- More than 20 other Alaska Native organizations and corporations located in and around the 1002 Area have advocated for responsible oil and gas development in the 1002 Area, including:
- Native Village of Kaktovik, Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation, City of Kaktovik, North Slope Borough, Arctic Slope Native Association, City of Anaktuvuk Pass, City of Point Hope, Native Village of Atqasuk, Olgoonik Corporation, City of Atqasuk, City of Wainwright, Native Village of Point Lay, Tikigaq Corporation, Atqasuk Corporation, City of Utqiagvik, I?isagvik College, Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation, Nunamiut Corporation, Native Village of Point Hope, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Wainwright Tribal Council, Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope, Native Village of Barrow, and North Slope Borough School District.