Rick Whitbeck

Rick Whitbeck

Rick Whitbeck is the Alaska state director for Power The Future, a national nonprofit organization that advocates for American energy jobs and opportunities.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge sprawls to the shoreline of the Beaufort Sea, seen here in 2006. Oil development has been proposed for the refuge's coastal plain. (Photo by Steve Hillebrand,/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

ANWR development would benefit Alaska in the long run

By: - March 9, 2023

Any journalist, including Larry Persily, should focus on one simple tenet: All facts matter.  As a result, his recent piece hitting both the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge development should have Alaskans disappointed, because his commentary doesn’t include the necessary facts. Nor is it practical.  In no circumstance […]