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HJR 8: Urging the President and the United States Congress to uphold Alaska's right to 90 percent of the royalties from oil, gas, and mineral leasing on federal lands in Alaska.

00                        HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8                                                                     
01 Urging the President and the United States Congress to uphold Alaska's right to 90                                      
02 percent of the royalties from oil, gas, and mineral leasing on federal lands in Alaska.                                 
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04       WHEREAS the State of Alaska has supplied to the United States an important                                      
05 percentage of its crude oil production in the past three decades, helping to stabilize prices for                       
06 oil in the United States and to diminish the country's reliance on foreign oil; and                                     
07       WHEREAS the State of Alaska has been a cooperative and stable partner with oil                                  
08 companies, in contrast with many oil-producing countries; and                                                           
09       WHEREAS production of oil on Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will                                      
10 disturb a priceless resource, one that is of great value to Alaskan citizens;                                           
11       BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges the President of the                                     
12 United States and the United States Congress to fulfill the promise of the federal government                           
13 at Statehood to give the state 90 percent of the oil, gas, and mineral royalties derived from                           
14 federal land in Alaska; the development of Alaska's valuable resources demands nothing less.                            
15       COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George W. Bush, President                              
16 of the United States; the Honorable Richard B. Cheney, Vice-President of the United States                              
01 and President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the U.S. House                            
02 of Representatives; the Honorable Bill Frist, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate; the                                   
03 Honorable Gale Norton, United States Secretary of the Interior; and to the Honorable Ted                                
04 Stevens and the Honorable Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young,                                   
05 U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.