by Channel 2 News staff
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer held a listening session Wednesday night to hear recovery and response ideas for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The event, the first in a series of sessions, was held in the Student Union lounge of the UAA campus. The listening session was a chance for Alaskans with knowledge on oil spills to voice suggestions.
Ulmer was appointed to a national commission to investigate the spill. She says she wants to hear ideas from area experts who have experience with the state's oil and gas industry and carry that information to the gulf.
"I'd like to be a bridge between Alaska and the gulf and to help in whatever way I can with the information, and the experiences of Alaskans to bring that to the gulf and to the commission that I will be serving on," Ulmer said.