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This is massive news as you the informed readers all know.. Bummer that we don't have 10,000 word stories from the AP eh. Especially since the story is now almost 3 days old.. Knock knock... Anyone home? Oh well. Fingers crossed.. Thanks Libby. For some hard news that impacts Alaska from the big city. Keep it coming. We can handle it.. HG
10:33 am Update.. Oops. Libby is going to CSPAN.. http://www.adn.com/2012/01/14/2264441/alaska-ear.html Scratch that one... HG
By Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC | January 13, 2012 - 12:01 pm
President Obama announced Friday a plan to shake up and streamline federal departments and agencies. As part of that, he wants to move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA from under the Commerce Department to Interior.
NOAA includes fisheries – and has a huge impact on Alaska’s fish stocks and jobs.
Jeff Zients, Deputy Director for the Office of Management and Budget, says there aren’t yet.... Audio > http://www.alaskapublic.org/2012/01/13/president-obama-proposes-moving-noaa-to-department-of-interior/