The Alaska Policy Forum, a conservative Alaska think tank, is hosting a workshop that promotes economic freedom and natural resource development in Alaska.

“The economic shutdowns throughout the past year have had dire consequences for our state,” a notice for the events says. “Now more than ever, Alaska needs to take charge of its own destiny — free from the shackles of the federal government — to pursue economic development that will allow Alaskans to thrive for generations to come.”

The Dec. 2 online event is organized in part with the Alaska Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. It will feature Heritage Foundation Fellow Becky Norton Dunlop. She is an expert on federalism and natural resource development. Dunlop was a senior official in the Regan administration for the Justice Department and the Interior Department.

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.

The Dec. 2 event includes a 45-minute presentation by Dunlop. It will serve as a preview for future in-person events in Alaska with Dunlop on gathering restrictions are lifted. Click here to register for the event.

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Workshop to explore states’ rights in Alaska

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.