Last week the Senate Resources Committee heard testimony from Alaskans all over the State overwhelmingly against passage of Governor Parnell's HB77. This bill purports to "streamline" the permitting process by giving the DNR commissioner, a political appointee who serves the whims of the governor, almost unilateral power to approve permits impacting our waterways, fisheries, etc. There were a few who spoke in favor of this bill, many from the Resource Development Council, a group funded largely by corporations based outside Alaska, or even the U.S.
...There is no viable connection. Fish and Game's own literature acknowledges this! Spending taxpayer monies to poison Denise Lake will do exactly nothing in terms of addressing the problem of pike in Soldotna Creek. Mathew Cannava Soldotna
...toxins. Stored mine tailings in Montana have poisoned streams and created massive Superfund sites. Let's learn from their mistakes. Please sign the petition to allow Alaskans to vote on the Clean Water Initiative. Mathew Cannava Soldotna
...pollute. It is our salmon they want to be allowed to poison. Don't let them do what they've done at every single large sulfide mine on Earth -- pollute the surrounding waters. Vote "Yes" on Ballot Measure 4. Mathew Cannava Soldotna
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