Murkowski: Actions, Not Words Needed in Arctic

Senator Responds to Administration’s Arctic Implementation Plan

Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to the White House’s release of its “Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region” by saying:

“I am disappointed the released Implementation Plan is less an action plan than it is a mere snap-shot of existing and ongoing efforts in the Arctic.  It does little to advance an agenda or further new commitments to making the Arctic a priority.  It does provide a means to measure how committed this Administration is to the Arctic by including timelines and time frames, but at this moment we need far more action and less words.”