Congressman Don Young on a visit to Kodiak Monday. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo
cloud cover and other flight delays, Representative Don Young was able to make
an appearance in Kodiak yesterday (Monday). Young arrived at midday and met
with the representatives of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce over lunch to
discuss Kodiak's needs and how Congress could help. The array of topics covered
was vast, but as the representative of an oil and gas state, Young returned
frequently to that topic.
Young 1 : 50 "Beaufort Sea
looks good...what there, there's oil there, there's gas there.")
the topic of oil, Young didn't think the state has a real good chance of
getting revenue sharing for oil development in the arctic - something that Gulf
Coast states currently enjoy.
Young 2 : 35 "I think we will have a chance.... Gulf States do, I
think it is fair.")
oil, but still on resource development, Young touched on the controversial Pebble
Mine issue, saying he wasn't for or against the project, but rather wants
Alaskans to look at what he calls the bigger issue.
Young 3 1:03 "I know this is a subject people don't want me ....affect
lunch hour came to a close, Young encouraged Kodiak, and all Alaskans, to
continue building a state that future generations will be proud to work and
Young 4 :38 "Do me a favor as Kodiak ...that are educated they
are going to go outside.")
meeting with city and borough officials all day he held an campaign fundraiser
at the Kodiak Inn early in the evening. Young is running for a 21st
term in the House of Representatives.