WHITE HOUSE: Former Alaska lawmaker picked to be 'Obama's ocean person' Robin Bravender, E&E reporter Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 The Obama administration has hired a former Alaska state lawmaker to lead its National Ocean Council. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.