Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) sent a letter May 20 to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in support of development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Governor Parnell pledged $50 million to research reserves in the region, contingent upon approval by the Alaskan legislature and upon matching funds by the federal government and by the private sector. The last seismic estimation was conducted 30 years ago. Alaskan officials have expressed their hopes that the report will be included in the Department of the Interior’s ANWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan.