Murkowski: Nome Port Project is Step Forward in Arctic

Senator Responds to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Feasibility Study

Senator Lisa Murkowski today responded to the Army Corps of Engineers’ release of its feasibility report and environmental assessment for a Nome port that would boost marine traffic and infrastructure development in the region:

“I commend the Corps of Engineers for its thoughtful and well-researched report identifying Nome as the site to develop an Arctic port that could mean a lot for jobs on the Seward Peninsula and the infrastructure to support our nation’s Arctic future.

“Though this is just one step, it is what I am looking for out of this administration to leverage our role and responsibility as an Arctic Nation, and invest accordingly.  We know other countries are making plans to seize the opportunities presented in the Arctic, and we must do the same.”