Alaska Governor Bill Walker was one of four governors invited to the White House Wednesday to participate in direct talks with President Donald Trump about energy opportunities in their respective states.
The main theme of the meeting with the governors and tribal leaders was to free up access in developing natural energy resources.
Governor Walker thanked the President for being fully engaged and focused on energy issues-and for recognizing the role Alaska can play in achieving American energy dominance.
President Trump says the government has been overly restrictive in allowing states and Native American lands access to energy resources in the ground below them.
"Many of our states have also been denied access to the abundant energy resources on their lands that could bring greater wealth to the people and benefit to our whole nation.
We're becoming more and more energy dominant.
I don't want to be energy free, I want to be energy dominant in terms of the world."