"Obama Will Restore Mt. McKinley's Name To Denali On Alaska Trip"

"President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley.

The historic change, coming at the beginning of a three-day presidential trip to Alaska, is a sign of how hard the White House will push during Obama's remaining 16 months as president to ensure his fight to address climate change is part of his legacy.

Renaming the mountain, which has an elevation of more than 20,000 feet (6,100 meters), makes headlines for his climate quest while also creating goodwill in a state that has not been broadly supportive to the Democratic president."

Roberta Rampton reports for Reuters August 30, 2015 with Steve Quinn.


"Boehner’s Latest Fight With Obama? Renaming Mount McKinley" (Roll Call)

"At Long Last, Denali Restored: President Renames Alaska’s Highest Peak on Eve of Visit" (Fairbanks News-Miner)

"McKinley No More: America's Tallest Peak To Be Renamed Denali" (Alaska Dispatch News)

"Denali or McKinley? How a 19th Century Political ‘Joke’ Turned Into a 119-Year-Long Debate" (Washington Post)

Source: Reuters, 08/31/2015