Federal regulations impacting nearly every aspect of our lives are produced by special interests and politicians over 4,000 miles away. These erratic and burdensome regulations restrict the growth of our state economy, stymie our education system, drive up the costs of our mortgage and rent, even impact the affordability of our food and how we heat our homes. Alaskans have the expertise and heart to safely and efficiently manage the abundant resources that will secure our future. This would include the completion of land conveyance as directed by the 1959 Alaska Statehood Act. The Bureau of Land Management has nearly 31.7 million acres have been tentatively approved for release and another 5.3 million acres have yet to be handed over to Alaskans. This land conveyance should be made accessible, free of restrictions and requirements. It’s time.