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Energy Committee approves Adak land transfer bill

Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The transfer of land on Adak Island to the Aleut Corp. moved forward Wednesday.

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill to transfer 47,000 acres to the corporation.

The corporation wants to develop the island community, once home to a large Navy base. The former base contains hundreds of homes, as well as schools, warehouses, an airfield and one of the Pacific's best deep-water ports.

The corporation hopes to turn the island into a fish processing and refueling center.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska. It calls for the corporation to relinquish an equal number of acres of land it selected from the federal government.

The measure still must be approved by the full Senate.



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