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Public testimony on HB77 extended to today

...Ruffner also testified against HB77. Ruffner, Executive Director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, a non-profit habitat protection group, said he is familiar with regulatory permitting requirements in multi-jurisdictional environments. He...
Reworked HB77 up for debate in Alaska Legislature

...could apply for water reservations to guarantee certain levels of flow in a river or stream for things like fish and habitat protection. The draft removed language that critics said gave the Natural Resources commissioner too much power in granting...
Voice of the Peninsula: King salmon series strangely silent on king salmon habitat

...simply an oversight. Or maybe habitat protection has become sadly politicized...thousands of Alaskans around salmon habitat protection, and in Cook Inlet, there's...But here's the problem: habitat protection implicates thorny legal, social...
Voices of Alaska: Permitting process no longer serving public's interest

...public. Insufficient fish habitat protection threatens Alaska's valuable...and tideflats. Now, fish habitat protection is mostly within DNR's discretion...increasing statutory fish habitat protection.You can act as well. Tell...
Resolution for 2014: Elevate our dialogue

...changing based on the agenda of the group. Accusations of overreach have been overreaching.The borough's salmon habitat protection ordinance, for example, drew a great deal of comment in 2013. Unfortunately, a great deal of the comment, from...
Central Peninsula speaks out against HB77

...fisheries and fish habitat through Title 16 laws. Any proposed use of state land would require an ADFG Title 16 Fish Habitat Protection Permit, she said Campbell's confident stance was quickly countered by biology professor and lawyer Dave Wartinbee...
Murphy is out, Johnson stays and Ogle is in

...two running for office. With the unofficial results of Tuesday's assembly election in, the anadromous waters habitat protection ordinance - the most controversial action in the recent history of the Kenai Peninsula Borough - will likely remain...
Habitat ordinance vote shows foresight

...lives. It took courage to say yes to the salmon habitat protection ordinance. She deserves support and re-election...opponent Dale Bagley has stated that he is opposed to a habitat protection district even on the Kenai River. Why would a potential...
Borough government should play role in salmon protection

...clear choice on this matter. Linda Murphy listened to hours of testimony from scientists and residents who say the habitat protection rules are working and need to be in place. Please give Ms. Murphy your vote and lets not go backwards with the...
Decorum important in politics, community

...members apologized for breaching those guidelines during a series of contentious meetings on the anadromous waters habitat protection ordinance.Controversial issues are nothing new in local politics. While many of the decisions made in Washington...


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