Sen. Dan Sullivan and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler will be in Fairbanks on Monday for a community listening session and public meeting that begins at 10 am. The topic is the air quality in Fairbanks and the EPA standards that govern the allowed particulates.
Sullivan and Wheeler will hear testimony from stakeholders at the beginning of the meeting, with public testimony to be hear starting at about 11 am. Afterward, they will have a short meeting with members of the media.
The meetings and sessions will take place at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly meeting room at 907 Terminal St.
The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is developing an implementation plan to help Fairbanks meet EPA standards.
Later in the week, Wheeler is expected to be in Utqiagvik the town formerly known as Barrow.
Sullivan this weekend said he met with Ahtna board members, tribal representatives, and community members in Cantwell on his road trip through the Interior. He hear concerns about about encroachment by federal agencies, particularly the Park Service.
“I look forward to working with them to continue protecting Alaskans’ access to lands and our rights under ANILCA,” Sullivan said.