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2015-10-30 Senate Journal

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2015-10-30                     Senate Journal                      Page 1491
SJR 301                                                                                                                       
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 301 BY SENATOR STOLTZE,                                                                             
            Opposing the recent decisions to cancel future                                                                      
            lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas and                                                                    
            to deny the suspension of Shell and Statoil's                                                                       
            leases; urging the United States Department of the                                                                  
            Interior to continue to promote oil exploration in                                                                  
            the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas; urging the United                                                                    
            States Bureau of Safety and Environmental                                                                           
            Enforcement to reconsider and approve requests                                                                      
            from Shell and Statoil for lease suspensions in the                                                                 
            Chukchi Sea Planning Area and Beaufort Sea                                                                          
            Planning Area; and urging the ongoing efforts to                                                                    
            develop offshore oil and gas in the Arctic Outer                                                                    
            Continental Shelf.                                                                                                  
was read the first time and  referred to the Resources Committee.                                                               
Senator Gardner objected to the introduction of the resolution. Senator                                                         
Wielechowski also objected, stating the introduction violates art. II,                                                          
sec. 9, Constitution of the State of Alaska.                                                                                    
President Meyer ruled the introduction of SENATE JOINT                                                                          
RESOLUTION NO. 301 in order.