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Issue Position: Roads to Resources

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Should the State build roads to potential resources or rely on private companies to build them?: See answers to 2, 6, 7 & 8 above. Yes, construct roads, rail, ferries, and energy conduits. Maximize the incentives for private capital. Much of Alaska is remote and unsettled but provides great, untapped opportunity for the State and its residents. The State is required by its Constitution to encourage and provide for the settlement and development of its land. The State should establish pioneer roads to aid exploration, but the Kennecott Mine, now defunct, in McCarthy, demonstrated that private capital can be used to construct a rail link to resources given the right permitting environment.

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