Mt. McKinley

Climate change, Alaska Native issues high profile during President Obama visit to Alaska

Alaska Native issues will be the subject of high-level international attention during President Obama’s three-day visit to Alaska that begins today [Monday]. The president has scheduled a listening session with Alaska Native leaders today to discuss climate change, and economic issues. He’s expected to announce a new initiative to help dozens of Native communities facing destruction by erosion and flooding due to the effects of climate change.

In a lawsuit alleging the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority in erecting roadblocks to the Pebble Mine, the group behind the mine has requested advance notice of EPA  actions affecting the mine.

Alaska has set a record in the number of tourists visiting Alaska in the year beginning May 1, 2013.